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Paul Bayne Eaton

November 26, 1949 — October 16, 2022

Mocksville

Paul Bayne Eaton, went to his heavenly home suddenly October 16, 2022 at Forsyth Hospital in Winston-Salem. A Yadkinville native,  Paul lived with his beloved wife, Sherry Eaton in Mocksville, NC. He was born November 26, 1949 to Edwin and Lucille Eaton.

Paul graduated from Forbush High School in 1968 and N.C. State University 1972. He prioritized his time spent in life pursuing his love for family, music, golf, flying, and fast cars. From baking biscuits to thrill his grandchildren, to teaching song lyrics and gospel harmony to his daughters, he forever fostered the bonds formed between family and friends. Many respected his varied and extensive musical talents. He played an integral part in several bands throughout his life with his guitar, banjo and moving tenor vocals. As a lifelong athlete, he played a variety of sports as a youth and continually honed his golf game. He satisfied his need for speed by both building cars and flying airplanes. The steadfast friendships with band mates, golf buddies, and fellow car builders were dear to his heart. His legacy lives on in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their enthusiasm for cars, musical talents, pursuit of sport, and faithful service of others.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald, and nephew, Charles Eaton. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters: Jennifer (Jon) Grinwis and Paige (Joe) Mays; grandchildren: Reece, Georgia, Lyla and Grady Grinwis; Dallas Brandon (Bryanna), Caleb, Aviela, Zeke and Eliana Mays; Connor Hardee; great-grandchildren: Milo and Cameron Mays; Mother-in-law: RosaLee Chamberlain; Sisters-in-law: Linda Eaton and Beth (Jason) Hughes; Brother-in-law: Lain (Kym) Reavis; nieces and nephews: Richard (Kristy) and Patrick (Donna) Eaton,  Haley and Turner Reavis, Bryce Spence, and Alex and Hannah Hughes.

Visitation will begin at 10:00am at Gentry Family Funeral Service, followed by the funeral at 11:00 in the chapel, Thursday, October 20, 2022. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Paul to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at 1.800.708.7644, give.michaeljfox.org, or P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Eaton Family. 


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Thursday, October 20, 2022

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