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6/3/2022 11:18:00 AM
Walter Richard Eaker
April 13, 1944 - May 27, 2022

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Mr. Walter Richard Eaker, 78, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Atrium Health - Cleveland.

Richard was born on April 13, 1944 in Gaston County, son of the late Everette Earl Eaker and Evelyn Mae Yount Eaker. He was retired from Jenkins Metal Corporation in Gastonia. After retirement Richard worked for Lowe's in Lincolnton and also at the Tryon Recycling Center in Bessemer City. Richard was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Bessemer City.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Leatherman Eaker.

Survivors include his son, Chris Eaker of Raleigh; a sister, Lynn Eaker Helms of Gastonia; a sister-in-law, Lynn Bennett and husband Rocky of Cherryville; nieces and nephews; Kevin Bennett (Lutricia), Wesley Bennett (Kristen), Kyle Bennett, Kim Huffman (Dustin), Dana Stone (Jeff), Kenny Helms (Carrie). Also surviving are a number of great-nieces and nephews.

To honor Mr. Eaker's request, services and burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

A guest register is available at

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Cherryville, N.C. is serving the Eaker family.

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