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Willie Eaker

Sunday, June 26, 2005

LAGUNA BEACH, Fla. -- Willie E. "Billy" Eaker, 74, of Laguna Beach, Fla., died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at the Gulf Coast Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 3, 1930, near Glenallen, Mo., son of Raymond and Lillie Mouser Eaker.

Before retirement, he worked for Bunny Bread in Cape Girardeau and the Sunbeam bakeries in Florida.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeanne Brown of Cape Girardeau, Carol Boes of East Cape Girardeau, Ill., Angie Howell of Laguna Beach; three sons, Terry Eaker of Cape Girardeau, Scott Eaker of Jackson, Russell Eaker of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Wanda Hess of Advance, Mo., Dimple Wiseman of Jackson, Ermalee Smith of Cape Girardeau, Linda Seabaugh of St. Louis; three brothers, Rev. Verlie Eaker, Dewayne Eaker of Anna, Ill., Gary Eaker of Jackson; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wilson Funeral Home in Panama City, Fla.