Thomas M. Eakes

Published 9:11 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Funeral services for Thomas M. Eakes, of Brookhaven, will be today, July 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home (Natchez Drive) with burial at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven. Dr. Garland Boyd, Bro. Nathan Case and Bro. Talmadge Smith will officiate the services.

Visitation will be today, July 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mr. Eakes, 78, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born Oct. 10, 1938, in Neshoba County, to Grady Eakes and Nellie McAdory Eakes. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was a heavy-duty truck dealer and the owner/operator of Trucks Inc. in Jackson. After that he owned Kenworth of Jackson and Tom Mac’s Food Store on Terry Road. He was a charter member of the Brookhaven Farmers Market. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his grandchildren dearly. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Mike Eakes; sister, Patsy Barrie; brother-in-law, Shelby Smith; and great-nephew Campbell Dale.

Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Christine Smith Eakes, of Brookhaven; son, Jeffrey Thomas Eakes and wife Hope, of Florence; daughter, Tammie Eakes Stegall and husband Randy, of Brookhaven; grandchildren, Natalie Christine Eakes, Thomas Kevin (T.K.) Patterson, Pollyanna Patterson, Christie Rose Patterson and Jeffrey Thomas Eakes Jr.; brother, Marzine Eakes and wife Amanda of Jackson; sister Sandra Meacham and husband Ken of Ridgeland; sisters-in- law, Linda Eakes and Dorothy Smith; brother-in-law, Keith Barrie; and a host of family and friends.

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