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James Lewis Eagans

July 4, 1939 ~ October 31, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Obituary

I FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH AND

I HAVE FINISHED THE COURSE

2 TIMOTHY 4:7-8

James Lewis Eagans was born in Donie, Freestone, Texas to Mr. Artis Eagans and Ms. Julia Wren. James’s mom had two daughters before she passed at an early age and James went to live with his dad in Hobbs, New Mexico where he went to school. He recently discovered one sister in Texas until he lost contact again. He grew up in Hobbs among his dad’s sisters and brothers and he would tell you had the best of times driving flashy classic cars. After graduating from Hobbs High, he joined the U. S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Bliss TX where his new bride Ola V. joined him with her daughter Debra. His career stationed him at several bases as a Mess Cook: Vietnam being one of them. James did two tours in Munich Germany where Ola and Debra were to join him 19 months on one. He was stationed at Ft. Ord Monterey CA prior to settling in Hanford CA with family after over 23 years of military service. He joined the Granite Construction Company where he worked over 20 years before retiring. He was a faithful husband- son- dad- nephew- uncle and grandpa- as well as the best brother-in-law anyone could ever dream of. A friend indeed to those who knew him. He was a quiet man but loved to reminisce about the days of old. He loved cars and loved to collect cars as well as the photos. He loved the Blues. His favorite was B.B. King and Bobby Blue Bland. He loved to put their CDs on with his headphones and go back down memory lane. He recently complained that his CD in the truck stopped working and needed repairing. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for you and nothing you couldn’t ask him. If he could he would. He lived independently since the passing of his wife in 2009 and spent time reading his Word and catching The Potters House on Sunday mornings streaming online. He never missed the families Prayer line 3 times a week. He was baptized at a young age at Ebenezer Baptist Church – Rev. F. W. Wells

Two of his favorite sayings “one thing time don’t do....is wait on you” and James Brown used to say “they talking loud and saying nothin”

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Ola V Kemp whom he Loved for Life and daughter Debra Butler both of Hanford. He leaves to mourn him 1 one son Cedric Eagans and his family of Hobbs. His daughter Debra’s sons’ grands and great grands of Hanford. 3 sisters-in-law and a host of Friends and Family who will miss his presence and his love for people no matter who they were.

A SOLDIER FOR LIFE ON THE FIELD- IN THE TRENCHES- IN THE KINGDOM

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 15, 2022

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Griffin Funeral Home
401 N. Dalmont
Hobbs, NM 88240

Graveside Service
Tuesday
November 15, 2022

2:30 PM
Prairie Haven Memorial Park
1900 E. Stanolind Rd.
Hobbs, NM 88240

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