Willie Eaton


Willie Ray Eaton, 86, of Lockhart, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Willie was born on Oct. 26, 1928 in Marietta, Texas, to Erwin and Pauline Boddie Eaton. Willie had so many different careers in his lifetime. He was a 33rd Degree Mason, a minister for the Texas Prison System, and a musician in a band named “Willie Eaton and The Ramblin Rangers”

who played with some of the famous country and western stars of the fifties and sixties. Eaton also was a retired United States Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his loving family and numerous friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at Eeds Funeral Home in Lockhart from 5 – 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Eeds Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Jeffrey Cemetery in McMahan, Texas with a full military detail and Masonic honors.

Funeral arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas. (512) 398-2343.



  1. Cindy Madrulli 13 March, 2015 at 04:06 Reply

    Dearest Willie old friend. Thank you for being a part of our lives. You were a true ramblin ranger and a mighty fine musician. Pete and I thank you for your friendship. You were there for us when we were at our darkest hours. You stepped in and honored a promise to my parents to looks after us when they were gone. You were a grandfather to our daughter showering her with love and kindness. Our paths seperated there for awhile and rejoined again in the shadow of love ones lost. We are most thankful for these few good times and will miss you dearly. You will be forever in our hearts and memories. God Bless you.

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