Jearold Clay Eakins, 75, died January 29th surrounded by family at his home in Apopka, FL after a year-long battle with cancer. Jerry was born on February 7, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to Marion and Susan Eakins. He served in the United States Air Force as a radar repairman from 1961-1965. He then received a Bachelor of Science in marine biology from University of West Florida in 1969 and had a long, successful career for over 30 years as a health physicist for the State of Florida. He married Janice Ream on May 3, 1963, and together raised 3 sons, Nathaniel, Matthew and Jonathan. Jerry was an active member of Antique Automobile Club of America, Wekiva Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Loaves and Fishes. He also enjoyed fishing, restoring antique cars, traveling, and spending time with his family. Jerry was known as a “handyman” and could fix most things mechanical or electrical. He gladly gave his time to help his friends and family. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 6 grandchildren and 2 brothers.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 30th at 3:30 pm at Wekiva Presbyterian Church in Longwood, FL.
The family requests donation to Loaves and Fishes in Apopka, http://www.loavesandfishesapopka.com/donation-cart.htm in lieu of flowers.
Wekiva Presbyterian Church