Thomas "Billy" Eakes

November 10, 1922 - August 25, 2017


Thomas “Billy” Eakes, 94, of Sour Lake, died Friday, August 25, 2017. He was born on November 10, 1922, to Lucille Bodin and John Eakes. He was a World War II veteran. Thomas retired from Mobil Refinery after thirty-four years of service.

Thomas is survived by his daughter, Dru Springer and her husband, Aaron, of Sour Lake; son, Roger Eakes and his wife, Laura, of Port Neches; grandchildren, Amber Lanning and her husband, David; Jeremy Springer and his wife, Suzy; Coko Springer, Morgan Springer, Taylor Springer, George Springer, Logan Springer, Jacob Springer, and Colin Eakes; and great-grandchildren, Angelina Lanning, Madelyn Lanning, Parker Lanning, Holland Thomas Lanning, and Avery Springer.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Eakes; parents, and brother.

A gathering of Mr. Eakes’ family and friends will be 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow, Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.



Funeral Service
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, September 09, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Comments (9)

  • NL

    06 August 2018 at 15:57 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Roger Eakes

    22 September 2017 at 02:26 | #

    Thanks John. Yes I do remember our fathers doing that. Probably a lot of common interests.


  • Chris Bodin

    10 September 2017 at 00:38 | #

    Dear Dru and family sending you prayers and condolences May the Peace of Our Lord be with you


  • Adrian Farris Etie

    09 September 2017 at 21:02 | #

    Roger, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. Adrian Farris Etie (Kelly HS c/o 1985)


  • Debbie Valdes

    08 September 2017 at 00:19 | #

    Drew I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved Uncle Billy and will always remember good times we had when we we're growing up. I have fond memories of my dad and your dad hanging out together. And I will always remember Uncle Billy like to go get donuts on Sunday morning. He was a great man and he lived a good long life I will miss him.


  • Debbie Judice Gordon Dunn

    07 September 2017 at 22:53 | #

    Dru, I am so very sorry for your loss of your daddy , I know you will miss him terribly, please except my condolences.


  • Debbie Tice

    07 September 2017 at 14:56 | #

    Sincere condolences to your family. My thoughts are with you.


  • Sherry

    07 September 2017 at 12:15 | #

    I'm so sorry Roger, for you and all your family.


  • John White

    07 September 2017 at 06:23 | #

    I'll always remember the times our dads got together and talked. My dad really liked to do that.


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