CHARLES "CHUCK" EATON December 1, 2020, we lost a very special, honorable man, Charles "Chuck" Eaton. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 30, 1950, he lived there until he went into the Army in 1968, served a year of combat in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge in 1970. He returned to the Salt Lake area and went to work as a mechanic at Kennecott Copper Mine until 1973 when he went to work with his father in Casa Grande, Arizona and then briefly in Green River, Wyoming. He returned to Salt Lake in 1974 and worked for Anaconda until he moved to Pahrump in 1982 and went to work at the Nevada Test Site as underground miner until he retired. Chuck enjoyed horseback riding, rodeo, boating and jet skiing, NASCAR, camping and exploring in his RZR. Chuck was a selfless man, and his integrity was beyond measure. He enjoyed sharing stories and a beer with his friends, of which there are many. His life and his family was the exact image of who he was. While it is difficult to understand why this great man was called to heaven, as his granddaughter, Kevyn, noted "There must have been a whole lotta fixing that God needed on his pearly gates!" Chuck is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol; brother, Mark Eaton of Pahrump; son, Ryan (Christy) of Las Vegas; son, Brandon (Melanie) of Reno; daughter, Ashley Hastings of Pahrump; daughters, Andrea Cline and Shyra Cline of Texas; grandchildren, Kevyn, Kynlee, Fallon, Austin, Ashley, Zachary, Jacob and Colten; many nephews and nieces. A "shop party" will be held at a date to be determined, and guests are requested to wear that "Christmas Tree Shirt". Love and miss you Chuck.
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Published by Pahrump Valley Times on Jan. 27, 2021.