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Dicky Allen Eaton

March 24, 1951 — December 20, 2021

Dicky Allen Eaton, born in Quanah, Texas on March 24, 1951, passed away suddenly on December 20th, at the age of 70.

Dicky graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1969. He attended West Texas State University and graduated with a degree in Accounting in 1973. He is survived by his son, Chris Eaton (and wife, Meredith); daughter, Charli Lee-Kienzlen (and husband, Drew); grandchildren Derek, Dylan, Courtlynn, and long-time girlfriend, Patty Turnbow. He leaves behind a large group of great friends, some of whom were his “happy hour” buddies that were always willing to meet him for a “toddy”.

After passing the CPA exam, Dicky worked as the CFO of Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Budweiser Distributing Company of Amarillo.  Yellowhouse Machinery, Storm Realty Group and Decorators Workroom were a few other companies he was employed by.  Dicky and his son, Chris, shared an investment partnership for many years. At the time of his passing, Dicky had his own accounting business.

Dicky was a “behind the scenes” kind of guy and made countless donations to groups and charities in our area.  He was also a Master Mason of the San Jacinto Masonic Lodge and served as a past treasurer of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Labre Indian School (https://www.stlabre.org).

Chris wrote this eulogy about his father the day after his passing:

“My dad lived deliberately. He lived life on his own terms and he had integrity. He believed in right and wrong, and he would always choose the high road – even if it was the more difficult path. He was fiercely loyal. Loyal to his beliefs, to God, to me, to his friends, to his clients, and to his ideals.

My dad was the most generous person I’ve ever known. His generosity is usually the first thing people mention when they talk about Dicky. Then they mention how much he changed them, simply by being around him. The way he lived was an inspiration to others. He showed me how to live a virtuous life – and everything of value that I learned, I learned from him. He lived simply and cherished the simple

pleasures of life – like sharing a happy hour with the people he loved the most. He gave so much more than he took and the world is a lesser place without him. When he lost his beloved dog, Reject, I sent him this epitaph…but reading it, it fits just as well for my dad.

Near this spot are deposited the Remains of one

Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,

Strength without Insolence,

Courage without Ferocity,

And all the virtues of Man without his Vices.

To mark a friend’s Remains these stones arise;

I never knew but one – and here He lies.

I was the luckiest son in the world to have you for my dad and I love you with all my heart.

In loving memory

Dicky Allen Eaton

03/24/1951 – 12/20/2021”

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