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Lawrence James 'Jim' Eason, Sr. service Thursday

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Lawrence James “Jim” Eason, Sr., age 83, of Portage, Ind., passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Horton VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Ind.

He was born January 22, 1929 in Kentland, Indiana to John and Lucielle (Taylor) Eason.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Mary Hicks Jones Eason and nine children: Lawrence James Eason, Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Lynn Elizabeth Eason of Portage, Vernon (Judy) Jones of Chesterton, Marvin Jones of LaCrosse, Michael (Kylia) Jones of Eureka, Calif., Roger Jones of Portage, Susan Jones of Valparaiso, Scott (Debra) Jones of Chesterton, and Krista (Ricky) Jones of Chesterton; one brother John (Elaine) Eason of Hebron; two sisters, Wanda Zyp of Schererville and Marilyn (Jack) Kuckuck of Griffith; and many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Bob Eason, one sister Joy Ann Eason, and two granddaughters Shanna Jones-Vogt and Carrisa Lakin.

Jim was a retired Pipefitter and former plumbing inspector for the city of Portage. He was a member of Pipefitters Local Union #597, the American Legion Post 260 in Portage, and the Loyal Order of Moose, Michigan City Lodge #980.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday March 29, 2012 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel. Burial will follow in Heritage Cemetery Portage, Indiana.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. with an American Legion Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Indiana Veterans Home or to the VNA Horton Hospice Center.

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Posted 3/26/2012