Tony Eakin

Tony Eakin, 57, of Tolleson, Ariz., passed away on Aug. 11, 2013.

Tony was born the second of five children to James and Pauline Eakin on Aug. 29, 1955, in Parkersburg, W.Va.

He graduated from Parkersburg High School and later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he began his career in the insurance industry. He spent the next several years working for a doctor’s office before joining Cigna Health Group as a claims processor. In 1997, Tony transferred to Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked until suffering spinal complications that required him to undergo four separate back surgeries in 2011. “Uncle Tony” never missed a soccer game traveling to many different states to watch his niece and nephew play and spend time with family and friends. He had a positive influence on everyone he met and was a dear friend to all that knew him.

He is survived by his sisters, Dottie Jordan of Surprise, Ariz., Kim Mathess of Parkersburg, W.Va, Tammy Jones of Goodyear, Ariz., and Charlotte Brookhart of Vincent, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Friday at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, Ariz., with a viewing one hour prior to the service.

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Arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.