Leonard Darnell “L.D.” Eaves


Leonard Darnell “L.D.” Eaves, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held 10am, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Watson and Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard and Dr. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born January 20, 1936, L.D. is the son of Hugh Artist Eaves and Edith Elmira Sigler Eaves.  His hobbies included fishing and hunting. L.D. also loved to fly. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center and First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by:

Wife of 62 years, Melba Lyles Eaves of Center

Rhonda Fausett and Glenn of Center
Shelly Hudspeth and Henry of Center

Adam Fausett and Emily of Shreveport, Louisiana
Jacob Hudspeth of Seguin
Sheri Fausett of Ft. Worth
Kalob Hudspeth of Center
Kade Hudspeth of Center

Sylvia Snider of Center
Leola Brittain of Arkansas
Gwen Cravey and Billy of Center
Lisa Bingenheimer and Bill of Center

Numerous nieces and nephews

Special friends: 
Pat and Charles Hall
Jim Kasper
Latresser and Ortega Cartwright
Malcolm Weston
Carol and Mike Skinner
Charles Spann

A host of other friends

Preceded in death by parents, Hugh Artist Eaves and Edith Elmira Sigler Eaves; and granddaughter, Amber Fausett.

Pallbearers will be Adam Fausett, Jacob Hudspeth, Kalob Hudspeth, Kade Hudspeth, Glenn Fausett, and Henry Hudspeth.Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hall, Jim Kasper, Ortega Cartwright, Malcolm Weston, Mike Skinner, Charles Spann, and Maxie Eaves.

A special thanks to DCI Center nurses, Center ER staff, and a special thank you to the staff of MD Anderson ICU.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.