|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1919|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 2007|
DR. CHARLES CURRY EAVES, MD., RETIRED
Dr. Eaves began a military and medical career that spanned several decades of service to his country and to man. After graduating from Texas A & M in 1939, his military career began by enlisting as an officer in the Navy serving on the battleship Indiana, which saw action in World War II. After completing six years in the Navy, he moved to Houston and entered Baylor Medical School where he earned a Doctor of Medicine degree. During Medical school, he proudly served as a Houston police officer. Joining the U.S. Army as a medical doctor, Dr. Eaves quickly rose to the rank of Colonel and worked in various military hospitals in Europe and Asia. In 1957 he received a Masters of Science degree in Surgery. In 1968 he earned a Masters of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University. Although he enjoyed a good round of golf, fishing and hunting brought complete joy and satisfaction to him. He was the type of fisherman that didn't have to exaggerate about "the one that got away." Truth is - it never got away. While serving in the Navy, Curry met and then married the love of his life - Ruth of New York. She provided love, comfort and strength to a marriage that lasted for more than 62 years. Time only strengthened their love and commitment to one another. Ruth and Curry played many rounds of golf and traveled extensively all over the world. One of Curry and Ruth's favorite military assignments was in Arizona at Ft. Huachuca. They took their last cross country trip in 2003 back to Tuscon, to be close to their daughter and son-in-law Sally and Alan Jeffcoat. Dr. Eaves took pride in all that he did as a military officer, surgeon, husband and father. Perhaps his greatest pride was his children and it was obvious that Dr. Eaves' strong work ethic and passion for medical care successfully passed on to his children. Surviving family include his wife Ruth, the oldest son, Dr. Greg Eaves and wife Dr. Karen Prager, of Dallas, Texas; Dr. Charles C. Eaves, Jr. and wife Chrystl and grandchildren Savannah, Sally, Rebecca and Charlotte from Lakeland, Florida; Sally Jeffcoat and husband Alan Jeffcoat of Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Eaves wanted to be buried in his military dress uniform with burial in El Paso, Texas.
Created by: GW
Record added: Mar 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18694056
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