David “Larry” Eaves, age 72, passed in peace October 4, 2019. He is preceded in death by parents Dennis JR Eaves and Regina Hill Eaves; sister, Karen Eaves Ware. He is survived by wife of 50 years, Diane Liner Eaves. Loving father of Jeffery Brian Eaves and Jennifer Leigh Eaves. Proud grandfather of Gage Chandler Tomberlin. Loving brother of Linda Eaves Thomas and Denise Eaves Crowder.
Larry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He also had a successful career, retiring from both the Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN and Flynn Enterprises in Hopkinsville, KY. Larry was a huge football fan, attending Middle Tennessee State University on a football scholarship. He received his degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His hobbies included building/flying RC airplanes, watching Tennessee football, and golf. Larry loved spending time with his family, including fishing or traveling with his wife, being active in the Boy Scouts of America with his son, attending his daughter’s cheer and dance competitions, and building projects with his grandson. Larry will be fondly remembered by family and friends for his infectious laugh, love of people, and overwhelming kindness.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory handled the arrangements. A private celebration of life was held with his immediate family in Crossville.