Here are some little-known facts about my Dad, Ron Eakins. He has dedicated his entire life to doing everything right the first time. Upon graduating high school he joined the United States Marine Corps. where he became an Expert Marksman on the USMC Rifle Team with Carlos “White Feather” Hathcock.

Upon returning to civilian life he worked for his parents Carson & Donaldine Eakins in the family-owned Charloe Store. On his days off he taught himself how to sew, which forever changed the direction of his life. He and my Mom, Brenda (R&B) build R&B Fabrications Inc. from the ground up in the backyard where we all grew up. 2019 will mark 48 years since the beginning of R&B Fabrications. This year also marks Ron’s 50th year on the Oakwood Volunteer Fire Department.

From Firefighter to Chief, he has served every position on the F.D. I just want to say "Thank you Dad for a wonderful life and all you have taught me, and I’ll see you at work on Monday morning!"

-Dan Eakins, President