Oscar Eason, Jr
Jun 30, 1930 – Dec 18, 2017
Oscar Eason Jr., 87, of Seattle, Washington, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Valley Medical Center after a long battle with Cancer. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 10001 57th Ave S., Seattle, Washington, 98178. Burial will be at Tahoma National Cemetery. Viewing will be on January 3, 2018, from 2pm to 5pm at Bonney-Watson Capitol Hill, 1732 Broadway, Seattle, WA. A Rosary will be said for Oscar on January 3, 2018 at 7:00pm at St. Paul the day before the funeral. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Oscar was born June 30, 1930 in East Bernard Texas to Oscar and Doris Eason. He graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School in San Antonio, Texas. He was drafted into the Army and fought in the Korean War. Oscar earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Prairie View A&M University in 1957. In 1961, he married Lois Anne Mitchell. Oscar worked professionally in government service for over 50 years.
Oscar Eason Jr. worked most of his adult life for the cause of social justice. He was the national president of Blacks in Government from 1994 to 1998. From 1999 to 2002, he served as the president of the Seattle King County NAACP. Oscar made it his life’s work to be an advocate for those who had no voice. He endeavored to change the world in which he grew up in order to make it better for all.
Oscar is survived by his wife, Lois. His daughter, Angela Green and her husband Eugene of St. Louis, MO. His son, Oscar Eason III and his wife Gloria of Kansas City, MO. His grandchildren, Oscar Eason IV, Jaylen Green, Derek Eason, Lauryn Eason, Jazzmin Hill, Elexys Hamilton and Jeremy Eason. His sister Nell Rose Eason. His nephews, Dr. Charles Hunt and his wife Bobbie. And Charles Sonny Eason. Great-nieces, Robyn Corr and her husband Dominic and Nicole Ford. Great-nephews, Charles Hunt Jr., Jason Robinson and Sean Carrington.
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