Funeral services for Calvin Rex Eaves, 78, of Ratliff City are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Ratliff City First Baptist Church, with Rev. Jamie Griffin, Rev. Mike Johnston and Rev. Ricky Williams officiating. Interment will follow at the Ratliff City Cemetery. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
Rex was born Nov. 13, 1935, at Ratliff City, to the late Lemuel Glen "Bud" Eaves and Martha "Moppie" Elizabeth (Sealy) Eaves. He departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his home in Ratliff City.
Rex was raised in Ratliff City, attending school at Woodland. He began a career as a young man in the oil patch and continued to work in the oilfield all of his working years. He was the owner of E&E transport of Ratliff City for many years, hauling oil and doing oilfield construction. He and the former Carol Rozzelle were united in marriage on July 18, 1997, at Gainesville, Texas. They enjoyed three years together, residing initially in Graham and then at Ratliff City.
Rex loved the outdoors and talking on the phone. He was one to always aggravate, and he enjoyed his goats and his cows. He was presently attending the First Baptist Church of Ratliff City.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Bud and Moppie Eaves; infant daughter Pamela Sue; sisters Vinita McNeil and Loretta Witcher; son-in-law Robert Owens; and stepson Brice Thacker.
Survivors include his wife Carol Lorraine of the home; son Danny Eaves and wife Dawn of Oklahoma City; daughters Sherry Owens of Tulsa, and Brenda Tanner and husband Wendall of Austin, Texas; stepson Chris Thacker of the home; brothers Lloyd Eaves of Arnett and Jimmy Eaves of Louisiana; sister Mary Lou of Norman; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.
Casket bearers will be Travis Cantrell, Tyler Cantrell, Clint Eaves, Brandon Sparks, Brian Smith and Louis Mitchell. Honorary bearer is Chris Thacker.
Family visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ratliff City.
Condolences may be share at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.