William Albert "Bill" Eakin, Jr. passed away quietly in his sleep and into the arms of our Lord on the early morning of Sunday, September 6, 2020.
He was born on November 24 1953, in Chattanooga, to mother, Joyce Delores (Bratton) Eakin and father, the late Dr. William Albert Eakin DDS.
He was raised in the Methodist faith and was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. He graduated from Brainerd High School in 1971 where he was a delegate to Boys State and was an All Star athlete in football, baseball, and track. He attended The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Bill was a veteran and served in the United States Navy for seven years where he was a nuclear engineer on submarines out of the Norfolk, Va. Naval Base. After serving our country he was a logistics engineer with Lockheed Martin in Virginia Beach, Va., for 14 years. One of Bill’s greatest talents was making and keeping friends. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce B. Eakin, sisters, Donna (Vic) Massari, Cathy Eakin, and brother, Bruce (Renda) Eakin, nieces, Katie (Nick) Olson, of Chattanooga, Ashley (Brian) Mauldin, and Brittney Eakin, nephew, Christopher Eakin Jones, and great-nephew, Jones Mauldin.
Due to COVID restrictions, a family only service will be held in the National Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 11.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when it is possible for us to gather again.
Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com