Roland E. Eaton

Roland Eaton

Roland E. Eaton (Ron) of The Villages, Florida passed away on June 13, 2020.

Ron was born on January 1, 1942 and raised in Lancaster, Ohio as the son of Mamie and Roland Eaton. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1960. He attended Bowling Green State University on a football scholarship obtaining degrees in education. He was a career educator, serving in communities throughout Ohio and most recently as principal and superintendent of schools in Perrysburg, Ohio for nearly twenty years. While he received much recognition for his work in education, he considered his greatest achievement to be his family and he will be most fondly remembered for the love he shared with them.

After moving to The Villages in 2007, Ron spent the majority of his time on the golf courses and enjoying the camaraderie of his many golfing buddies.

Ron is survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna; children Trent of Chicago, IL and Todd, his wife, Jennifer and grandchildren Joshua and Samantha Pearl of Parker, CO, and several extended family members.

As per Ron’s expressed wishes, there will be only a private Celebration of Life at a later date. For those who wish to make a donation in his memory, the family suggests The Counseling Ministry at New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodridge Dr., The Villages, FL 32162.

More Headlines

Wildwood boater dies in alcohol-related mishap after lady friend falls overboard

A 66-year-old Wildwood man who was arrested twice in March in connection with dating violence died Friday night in an alcohol-related incident after his lady friend fell out of his boat on Lake Harris.

COVID-19 continues to slam Sumter Villages as Florida tops 200,000 cases

Two more Sumter County Villagers have tested positive for COVID-19 as the potentially deadly virus continues to run rampant through the tri-county area and Florida topped 200,000 cases.

Photos

Roseate Spoonbill On A Pond In The Village Of Hemingway

Check out these roseate spoonbills on a pond in the Village of Hemingway. Thanks to Kirk Freundt for sharing! Share your local photos with us...

Very Early Morning On Lake Sumter

Check out this very early morning shot of Lake Sumter. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Sandhill Crane Family In The Village Of Collier

Check out this sandhill crane family keeping cool in the shade in The Village of Collier. Thanks to Cindy Farkus for sharing! Share your local...

Letters to the Editor

What is the real risk of COVID-19 in The Villages?

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of El Cortez resident says he does not know anyone who has tested positive or gotten ill from the Coronavirus. What are the odds of contracting COVID-19 in The Villages

Business

Two Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations preparing to reopen in The Villages

Two of the three Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations in The Villages are preparing to reopen Wednesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crime

VHS wrestling star to escape prosecution on drug charges

A wrestling star at The Villages High School who received his diploma days after a drug arrest is poised to escape prosecution in the case.

Opinions

The Power of One

Villager Nancy Jordan Blackmore, writing in an Opinion piece, examines the "power of one."

Top Stories

Total Wine & More superstore will open locally

A Total Wine & More superstore is coming to a local retail development.

Wildwood boater dies in alcohol-related mishap after lady friend falls overboard

A 66-year-old Wildwood man who was arrested twice in March in connection with dating violence died Friday night in an alcohol-related incident after his lady friend fell out of his boat on Lake Harris.

COVID-19 continues to slam Sumter Villages as Florida tops 200,000 cases

Two more Sumter County Villagers have tested positive for COVID-19 as the potentially deadly virus continues to run rampant through the tri-county area and Florida topped 200,000 cases.

Letters to the Editor

What is the real risk of COVID-19 in The Villages?

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of El Cortez resident says he does not know anyone who has tested positive or gotten ill from the Coronavirus. What are the odds of contracting COVID-19 in The Villages

Tired of our country catering to Black Lives Matter

A Village of Hillsborough resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wonders what is happening in America.

Wrong things going on with both political parties

A Village of Silver Lake resident applauds the author of a previous Letter to the Editor and contends there are “wrong things going on with both political parties.”

Crime

VHS wrestling star to escape prosecution on drug charges

A wrestling star at The Villages High School who received his diploma days after a drug arrest is poised to escape prosecution in the case.

Villager escapes prosecution in alleged karate chop to wife’s neck

A Villager will not be prosecuted in a case in which he had been accused of delivering a karate chop to his wife’s neck.

Summerfield man jailed after child claims he smacked her with Cheez Whiz can

A Badcock Home Furniture store employee is behind bars after a child claimed he threw a can of Cheese Whiz at her after she urinated on his couch.