David B. Eaton III, age 68, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on January 9, 2022. He was born on September 6, 1953, to David and Lorene Eaton in Cameron, Texas. He was raised in Temple, Texas. After high school David attended at Baylor University, graduating in 1976 having studied Theology and Music.
David married Berta McGee on August 8, 1975, and they were married 46 years at the time of his death. While still in high school David began ministering through music at First Baptist Church in Salado. This began a lengthy ministry that included 19 years at First Baptist Church of Weslaco and concluded at Second Baptist Church in Corpus Christi. David found much joy working with Marketplace Ministries at the end of his career, counselling and providing Chaplain services throughout South Texas. David was a loving father of two daughters, Laura Michele and Lindsey D’Ann.
David was an avid golfer. You could find him any given Saturday chasing that little while ball down a fairway. He loved cheering on the Baylor Bears, proud that both daughters also graduated from the University. David’s passion, though, was directing his choirs. He worked with adults and children, singing and ringing handbells, all the time praising God through his music.
David is preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Berta, his daughters Laura Eaton of Corpus Christi and Lindsey (Will) Blackstock of Lake Jackson, his brother Mike (Debra) Eaton of Temple, his brother-in-law Robert (Carol) McGee of New Braunfels, nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 15th at First Baptist Church Corpus Christi. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the music ministry of First Baptist Church Corpus Christi.
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