Bill Farley Eason

Published 9:30 pm Monday, June 17, 2019

Bill Farley Eason, 86, went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2019. He was the son of the late Ruby P. and Raymond F. Eason.

Bill was a 1952 graduate of Suffolk High School, where he played football and baseball and ran track. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1952, served four years in the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1956 as a staff sergeant. Bill retired from Birdsong Peanut Co. after 26 years and worked for R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home for 15 years. Bill has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1945.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Benton Eason; his four children, Kathy Brinkley and husband, Billy, of Zuni, son Rock Eason and wife, Susan, of Suffolk, Lori Bess and husband, Chris, of Suffolk, and Gayle Speed and husband, Jake, of Smithfield; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. June 19, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 237 N. Main St., Suffolk. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be registered at