Our precious Sam is now at home with his heavenly Father, breathing in all the glories of heaven and smiling down on us.

He passed on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at home surrounded by his family and faithful beloved Jaker.

Sam enjoyed his life spending time with family and friends. Some of his most enjoyable pastimes were playing the drums and guitar, fishing, and let’s not forget, going to breakfast with his dear friend Don. Sam said, “It was fun”!

God blessed us by bringing Sam into this world on Dec. 6, 1954, in Bosier City, La., as a son of Stanley Jr. and Jacqueline Eaves

Those left behind to cherish his memory and miss him are his wife, Marlene Cope Eaves; son, Cassidy Eaves with wife Shannon; and granddaughters, Aubrey and Olivia of Killeen; daughter, Shannon Eaves with granddaughter, Sidney of Abilene; son, Joe Roberson with wife Angela and grandsons, Tyler, Kyler and Riley of Abilene; son, Tye Cope with wife Kelley and granddaughters, Carlie and Hannah of Coleman; son, Cody Cope with wife Tara and grandchildren, Sky, Brody, and Clayton of El Paso; brother, Dale with wife Linda of Abilene; as well as his buddies from work and many friends.

We would like to thank the physicians and nurses with Texas Oncology in Austin, Texas. Sam feels that Dr. Jennifer Wright was a blessing from God to help him through this journey in his life.

Sam said what he would miss out on the most was getting to be Sampa and watching the grandkids grow.

Those that greeted him in heaven are parents, Stan and Jackie Eaves; brother, Bill Eaves; and wife, Eike Eaves.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., before the service at the Heartland Funeral Home, 303 Early Blvd in Early, Texas, 76802.

Sam so loved his Jaker that he would like memorial donations to be made to the Corrine T. Smith Animal Shelter, 3016 Milam, Brownwood, Texas, 76801.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net. Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.