David Benson Eatman, 71, of Orange, passed away on February 4, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Bobby Hoffpauir of Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Texas, on October 21, 1945, he was the son of William Leon Eatman and Mildred (Steed) Eatman. David graduated from West Orange High School in 1964. He began his career at Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas as a railcar technician, and was a member of the emergency response team for 10 years. After returning to Orange, David later became the owner and president of Railcare, Inc. He had a love for skeet shooting and quail hunting. His real passion was quarter horse breeding and racing. David’s greatest joy was his family, especially his children. He took care of all those he loved. David will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother-in-law, Steve Henderson.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Eatman; his children, Dyan Morris, Staci Eatman, Kyle Eatman and his wife, Christina, of Orange, and Jamie McCabe and his wife, Wendy, of Kingwood; his grandchildren, Kaci McCarver and her husband, Kyle, of Friendswood, Blake Eatman, and Ashton Eatman, of Orange, and Cort Eatman of Bastrop; his two great-grandchildren, Brinley and Bexley; his sister, Wanda Henderson of Mauriceville; his brother and best friend, Jerry Eatman and his wife, Judy; and numerous nieces and nephews. David is also survived by his constant companions, his miniature schnauzers, Tanner and Bear.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Eatman, Blake Eatman, Kyle McCarver, Rowdy Eatman, Lawrence Odom, and Jamie McCabe.