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Edwin Eugene “Gene” Eaton

Edwin Eugene “Gene” Eaton passed away December 7,2021 at his home in Kentucky. Born May 11, 1951 in Rockport, Texas to Ruth Glenda and Ed Eaton. Preceded in death by both parents and his younger brother Jeff. He is survived by his wife Karen, sister Kathy, brother Glenn, and sons Trey and Jason.

Gene grew up in Aransas Pass, where from an early age he worked with his father in the family plumbing business. He graduated from APHS and Del Mar college in Corpus Christi. After moving to Houston in the early 70’s he opened his own plumbing business centered mainly in the Brookshire and Katy area. During this time he was also guitarist and lead singer for EFX, a rock n roll band performing for parties, weddings and other social events in the Brookshire and Katy area. In the mid 2000’s he went to Iraq as a contractor helping improve and rebuild infrastructure in Bagdad.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his large circle of friends. He was especially known for his camp cooking abilities on these outings. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Aransas Pass Progress


346 S. Houston

Aransas Pass, TX 78336


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Aransas Pass, TX 78336


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