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Neil Eaton

May 13th, 1942 - Oct 12th, 2020

There will be no services. 


   Douglas Neil Eaton, age 78, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday night, October 12, 2020, at Flora Gardens Care Center.

   Neil was born May 13, 1942 in Flora, the son of Horald and Mary (Reaugh) Eaton.  He was united in marriage to Shirley Zimmerman on September 3, 1966, at North Harter Christian Church.

   Neil owned and operated Eaton Auto Parts for several years, following in the footsteps of his father.  He truly enjoyed being with people, enjoying life, and simply sharing in a good time with his family and friends.  He will especially be remembered as a caring husband and father.

   He is survived by his wife: Shirley Eaton of Flora; 2 sons: Jim Eaton and wife Shelley of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Doug Eaton of Danville; 3 grandchildren: Jessica, Parker, and Grant Eaton; a great-grandson: Jaxon Anglin; 2 sisters: Kaye Eaton-Linder and husband Wade of Cypress, Texas, and Francine Eaton-Johnson of Warrenville; and several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: Reaugh and Lee Eaton.

   At Neil’s request, no services will be held.  For those who wish, a memorial donation may be made to any charity of your choice in tribute to him.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Mark and Karen Shehorn

October 14th

We are so sadden to hear such news. Our prayers are with you all.

Jami Lewis

October 14th

So sorry to hear about Neil’s passing. I have wonderful memories of him that I will always cherish. Praying for the family!

Mike and Sharon Gray

October 14th

Sorry for your loss. Neil was a fun loving man and will be missed by many. Prayers of comfort for the family.

Jim and Linda Grove

October 14th

Enjoyed our years working together at the family auto parts store. He will be missed by many.

don fry

October 14th

rest in peace NEAL all you old time machanic awate you i know 3 frys that really enjoy you as there best parts man around,and you got things down one way or another.fare well my friend. you will be missed by many.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

October 14th

I have shared a Birthday with this man that was such an awesome brother in law. He loved life, he loved Shirley and his two boys Jim and Doug. Neil was ALWAYS there for our whole family and he is going to be so missed. But, he could not get better and went home and I know his Grandma Reaugh was waiting for him there and so many others. Thank you for letting him be in our family for so many years and through so many tough times and good times. R.I.P. Neil, Mouse or Roy! Everyone had a nickname for him and he loved it and he loved them.

Glenda Cooper

October 14th

Shirley and family I am so sorry to hear about Neil passing. One thing could be said about Neil they only made one of him. He e as a good guy.

Judy Holroyd

October 14th

So sorry to hear this.

Bud & Linda Martin

October 14th

Shirley & Family: We are so sorry for your loss. We always liked Neal. Please keep you are in our prayers. God bless.

Jane Jones Smith

October 14th

I have know the Eaton family all my life, with respect and admiration. Love to all of them.

Willie Johnson

October 14th

So sorry to hear of Neal’s passing I can still remember how much he made fun to go to the auto parts store for parts he knew his parts and was so funny doing it.

Les & Stacy Higgason

October 14th

So sorry Shirley and Neil's entire family , we are thinking of you all at this sad time.

Barb and Joe McGrew

October 14th

Shirley, So sorry to hear of your loss. Neil was always such a happy fun guy! Praying God will give you peace and strength .

Paula Clayton

October 14th

Shirley - I am so sorry you lost Neil! My heart breaks for you. I always enjoyed talking with Neil when you guys were out and about. I've known him and you for just about my whole life and I loved his smile (just like his Dads) and his "quirky" sense of humor! I will miss him. GOD be you and your family Shirley.

Cathy Sledge Kieta

October 14th

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will. E in my thoughts and prayers.

David & Vicki Sledge

October 14th

Carl &Lois Workman

October 14th

So sorry for your loss our prayers to your hold family

Alan and Nancy Kessler

October 14th

Sending our sympathy to the family. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

October 14th

So sorry to hear about Neil. Praying for comfort and peace.

Larry and Donna Milner

October 14th

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for your family.

Tom an carol roe

October 14th

So sorry to hear of your loss Shirley, our condolences

John Hardin

October 14th

Prayers for the family.

Sammie Wickiser

October 14th

Carl and Dana Zimmerman & Families

October 14th

Our hearts are broken with grief for our loss, but there is a bright star added to heaven. We will miss that smile and remember the good times Neil shared with us for so many years. Much love to Shirley and the rest of the family.

J R payne

October 14th

God bless you all ,will be praying for peace in this time .

Yolanda Eastwood (Grove)

October 15th

Shirley and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Neil was always such a pleasant and helpful person, especially when I always thought I could fix my 72 Chevelle on my own!! Would redirect me to the real problem and get me the RIGHT PARTS he would never say I was wrong just it could be this first!! Family you are in my prayers!

John Harrison

October 14th

My condolences to you all. I remember Neil well from my time in Flora.

Steve Welty Sr

October 14th

Knew Neil for many years, good man and always friendly. Condolences extended.

Lisa Erbacher

October 14th

Shirley, Jim and sorry for the loss of your husband and father ...may God comfort you are loved by so many.

Courtney Persinger

October 14th

Doug, Shirley and the rest of the family I am truly sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers

Mike Snyder

October 15th

So long Mouse, Bought a million auto parts off you. I'll catch up with you later.

Karen Wolfe Haram

October 15th

I’m so sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. It’s been decades since our paths crossed but I remember him as a friend of my older sister Nancy and a fun and very nice guy. Sincere sympathies to Francine and family.

Sherry Bennett Throne

October 15th

I was so saddened to hear of Neils passing Shirley. He was such a sweet guy. Sending prayers for comfort for you and your family and also my deepest sympathies for all.

Zelda Devore

October 15th

I am sorry to hear this Shirley He is with his parents again. And at peace. Prayers for you & family.

Ulanda Bryan

October 15th

Shirley, so sorry to hear about Neil. My prayers are with your family. We all had a lot of good times back in the day! I know he will be missed.

Fred & Lynne

October 15th

Fred & LynneToombs Gocey

October 15th

Sorry for your loss Shirley and family

Tammy Venable

October 15th

Shirley I am so very sorry for your loss .You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jerry and Vicky Middleton

October 15th

Shirley and family, Neil was an awesome guy who loved his family so much! You are in in our thoughts and prayers!

Lela Colclasure

October 15th

Fond memories.

Carolyn Scott

October 15th

I’m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Neal, he was a good man. Sending hugs and prayers for the family.

Terry Igert

October 15th

We are praying for you all. May God comfort you! Our deepest sympathies!!!

Marty and Peggy Leigh

October 15th

Comforting Prayers to you all. So so sorry for your loss

V Guerrettaz

October 15th

So thankful for the times i got to spend with your family in my early years at Flora, good memories of Neil, some with my Uncle Jerry too. May he rest in peace now and prayers for Shirley, Jim and Doug as well as his other family and friends for peace and comfort as you grieve.

Andy and Dee Ann McGehee

October 15th

We have real good memories of Neal Eaton😃 So sorry for Shirley, Jim and Diug😔

Mike Warren

October 15th

A good friend who will be missed. My condolences to Shirley & family.

Tony and Crystal Luttrell

October 15th

Our sincere sympathies to your family. Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

Meryl Woods Jr

October 15th

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Carolyn and Rick Perry

October 15th

So sorry to hear about Neil. He was a very nice man.

Diane (Blaydes) Prince

October 15th

Shirley I'm so sorry to hear of Neil passing away. We all had good times and memories. Prayers for you and the family.

Norma and Ivan Barnett

October 15th

Sorry for the loss of Neil. Keeping all the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Alan Buck

October 15th

Sympathy is extended to The Famliy. Sorry for Your Loss.

Dean Eckelberry

October 15th

Neil and I “terrorized” the local neighbors in our younger days!! Neil was a fun person to be with-he enjoyed life. Most every time I visited Flora Neil and I would get together, even if only for a shot time. As many of us do as we move down the road of life, we realize what is most important: faith, family and friends and Neil embodied that! Shirley and family you have my prayers and condolences.

Michael and Vicki Martin

October 16th

Shirley, we are sorry for your loss. Neal was always a welcoming smile and hello to his friends. The fun had with him will always be in our memories.

Joel Denton

October 16th

I have known Neil since i was a little kid. My Dad and Mouse were very good friends. They didn't come any better than Neil.Rest in peace.

Michelle O'Dell

October 16th

Shirley and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Neil. He was such a nice guy and could always make me laugh. I loved hearing stories about the good old days at the shop. He loved each of you so much.

Marion Wallace

October 16th

Shirley, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Love you dear friend.

dion mccraw

October 16th

So sorry for the loss. He was a great and fun guy. He could always make you smile.

Thomas Bates Sr.

October 16th

Rest in peace Neal {mouse} you always was a scraper?

Julie Eaton Hansen

October 16th

So sad to hear this news. I'm sure my Dad Jim and all the other Eaton family welcomed him with loving hugs. Prayers for all the family. Healing and peace during this difficult time to experience.💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Doug and Debbie (Showalters) Slover

October 16th

Our sincere sympathies for the family of Neil during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Herb and Becky Henson Sr

October 17th

Rest in peace my friend. Shirley and family , the best to you in these trying times.

Barbara June Colclasure Oliver

October 19th

Dear Shirley and Family, My deepest sympathy as you meet the passing of your beloved Neil. I remember meeting you and Neil when I visited with my grandmother, Ruth Reaugh Colclasure in Flora in 1972. Your boys were young as we all were then. I remember Neil as such a warm and tender man with sparkling eyes that twinkled. You matched him with your eyes of sparkle. Please walk in peace as you meet each day forward and know Neil touched my heart and he will be remembed always by this distant cousin.



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