Dwight “Steve” Eakins, age 75, of Dayton, TN passed away on October 13, 2021. He was a life-long resident of Rhea County and of the Church of God faith. He enjoyed deer hunting and working in his flower garden. Steve was a very hard worker who loved his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Maggie Eakins; daughter, Sharron Denise Eakins; and brother Tommy Eugene Eakins.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Doss) Eakins of Dayton, TN; his children, Steve (Ashley Page) Eakins of Dayton, TN, April (Christopher) Cowley of Dayton, TN, and Lisa (James) Smith of Dayton, TN; two sisters, Sandra (Jerry) Travis, and Rene (Denny) Suttles, both of Dayton, TN; one brother, Harold (Pat) Eakins of Dayton, TN; nine grandchildren, Bobby Smith, Jessie Smith, Christie Smith, Chasity Kerley, Jessica Kerley, Heather Kerley, Tyler Eakins, Stefanie Eakins, and Braylee Eakins; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Wright and Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at Spivey Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Coulter Garrison Funeral Home.