Oct. 20, 1936 - May
Published in The Oklahoman
on May 12, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY Jerry
Valdean Eaves was born Oct. 20, 1936 in Wewoka, OK to Lorraine and Vallie
Eaves. He graduated high school at Tisho-mingo, OK in 1954.
He was in the US Army from 1958-1960 and pursued a career in professional
baseball in 1960, following in the footsteps of his father, Vallie, who
played for the Chicago Cubs/White Sox 1935-1942.
Jerry worked at Tinker AFB, OK from 1963-1992. After retirement he worked
at the State Capitol as Sergeant of Arms from 1993-2000.
He loved fishing, hunting and all sports. Jerry had a long history of
organizing and coaching little league and American Legion baseball in
the Midwest-Del City area. He passed away May 9, 2011 of heart failure
at Okla. Heart Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Aloma Sue McGlocklin; son, Jerry,
Jr. and wife, Beverly; daughter, Dana Turner and husband, Roger; 3 grandchildren,
Carrie Turner, Jason Eaves and wife, Jessica, and Jessica Jay; 8 great
grandchildren, Madelyn, Jack, Megan and Molly Eaves, Brayden Turner, Peyton
and Caleb Jay and Riley Cupp.
His funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Sunny
Lane Chapel with interment following at Sunny Lane Cemetery.