David Reynolds Eanes

December 15, 1946 - August 26, 2009
David Reynolds Eanes


Beloved son, brother, and friend, David R. Eanes, entered a new life with the Lord on August 26, 2009.

David was a life-long resident of Hampton until his recent move to Wilmington, NC, to share his retirement years with his siblings and their spouses.

A graduate of Kecoughtan High School and Thomas Nelson Community College, David had an early career in sales and tourism and a later one in customer service. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Hampton and most recently was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Wilmington.

David is survived by his mother, Naomi (Maggie) Eanes Shippee;step father James (Jim) Shippee; his siblings, Magdalene (Bonnie) Eanes Myers, Burton (Tommy) Eanes, and Linda Eanes Lashley; his brothers-in-law, James (Jim) Myers and O’Hanlon (Lonnie) Lashley; and his dear friend, Vivian McPherson.

His life is to be celebrated at Holy Cross in an outdoor service at 5:00 p.m. on September 4.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • September 04, 2009
    Tom Tinsley says:
    So sorry to hear about David. I met David many years ago when we both worked at the Fort Magruder Hotel in the 70's. When I moved to Hampton in 2001, I reestablished contact through mutual friends, but had not seen him in a couple of years. David was such a nice individual and a hard worker. My condolences to the family.

  • September 04, 2009
    Penney Martin says:
    Please accept my deepest sympathy. I knew David for a very long time beginning when we rode the bus together on way to Buckroe Jr High. He was always fun and I enjoyed being aroud him. I truly thought in college he would be a cheer leader as he loved to do the cheers when we were at Buckroe. I always wondered what happened to him. I especially am thinking of his mother as I know this is very difficult for her. Blesssings to you all. Penney Stott Martin

  • September 04, 2009
    Harry K. Butts says:
    Bonnie/Jime; Tommy; Linda/Lonnie I read in the Daily Press about your brother David. I am sorry about lost. Haary

  • September 07, 2009
    Joe Drewry says:
    Dear Linda & Lonnie, Bonnie & Jim, & family, I had the good fortune to spend time with your loving family many years ago and experience the love and support you shared as a family, including the departed Nora and Skeet. I have such fond memories of David over the years, particularly during the time we sailed together. It was great to reconnect through our time together at St. John's Church in Hampton. David will be missed, especially that easy going way of dealing with life's challenges with a friendly and open smile. I'm so glad we shared a portion of the journey. Joe Drewry PS: Several people shared thoughts on the Daily Press Guest Book: http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=1460421139634