Danny Joseph Eason Sr.

Published 3:01 pm Saturday, November 13, 2021

Danny Joseph Eason Sr., 70, of Lake Charles, passed away at 7:07 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 in a local hospital.

Mr. Eason was born on Aug. 24, 1951 in New Orleans. He lived in Lake Charles all of his life and was a 1969 graduate of LaGrange High School. He furthered his education at McNeese State University receiving a bachelor’s degree in prelaw and a master’s degree in psychology and was a member of Phi Kappa Theta.  Mr. Eason served his nearly 40-year career at JD Bank and retired as the Lake Charles City Market President. He was a Member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church where he belonged to the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Eason was a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts and was the recipient of the Silver Beaver. He also served as past president for the McNeese Alumni Association.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and he also enjoyed cooking for others.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 46 years, Elizabeth “Beth” Black Eason of Lake Charles; children, Anna St. Romain (David) of Prairieville, Danny Eason Jr. (Jennifer) of Poway, Calif., and Kathleen “Kat” Billings (Brett) of Lake Charles; siblings, Mary Ellen O’Carroll (Peter), Michael Eason (Mary Kaye), and Patrick Eason (Roxane) all of Lake Charles; and eight grandchildren, Cooper and Elise Billings, Victoria, Calvin, and Andrew Eason, and Gavin, Bailey, and Briley St. Romain.

He was  preceded in death by his parents, Carolyn Bosworth Eason and Calvin Eason Jr.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Monsignor Jace Eskind will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin in University Baptist Church on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 6 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus. Visitation will resume at Our Lady Queen of Heaven on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the start of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Choice Fund of the McNeese Foundation, mcneesefoundation.mcneese.edu or to Catholic Charities, catholiccharitiesusa.org.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.