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William "Doc" H. Eakman

July 15, 1928 August 23, 2014
William "Doc" H. Eakman
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Obituary for William "Doc" H. Eakman

PEORIA – William H. “Doc” Eakman, 86, of Peoria passed away at 7:42 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Doc was born on July 15, 1928, in Peoria to Ralph and Daisy (Leathers) Eakman. He married Betty L. Jackson on October 30, 1959, in Belleville. She preceded him in death on May 25, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by three sons, William (Linda) Washburn of East Peoria, Norman (Susan) Eakman of Sparta, Mo., and Michael Eakman of Peoria; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Doc worked as a laborer, last working for the Peoria Housing Authority. He was a member of Laborer’s Local #165 for 60 years. He enjoyed playing pool and fishing. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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