The Honorable Oscar Eason, Jr., a faithful servant, passed this life on Dec. 18, 2017.
His home going is planned for Thursday January 4, 2018, 10 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 10001 57th Avenue South, Seattle, WA. South of Kubota Gardens.
Burial at Mt. Tahoma National Cemetary, 18600 SE 240th Street. Kent, WA 98042-4868 followed by a Repast in Roman Hall at St.Paul Catholic Church.
Mr. Eason served on many boards, Nationally, State, Federal and County.
In Washington State he was one of the founding members of the Seattle Chapter of Blacks in Government. Past President of Seattle King County Chapter, also past President of the Seattle King County NAACP, past Regional President of the NAACP (Alaska, Oregon & Washington). A life time member of both organizations. Oscar also served on the National Board of Blacks in Government. Several Governor appointments to the Washington State African American Commission where he served as President for 4 years. He also served on the Board of the Central Area Motivation Board (CAMP), Co-founding member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Rally Committee and on many other community boards.
Eason is survived by his wife
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; his great-nieces, Robyn Corr and her husband Dominic and Nicole Ford. Great-nephews, Charles Hunt Jr., Jason Robinson and Sean Carrington.
He was a faithful advocate for people who could not speak for themselves and did the work without complaining. He leaves a strong legacy of community service and he will be missed.
The Seattle King County NAACP issued the following statement upon Oscar’s death:
“It is with a heavy heart we grieve the loss of a longtime NAACP activist and leader, Oscar Eason, Jr. After nearly six decades of service, Oscar served as NAACP President of both Seattle King/County as well as Alaska, Oregon, WA State Area Conference. He leaves behind a long, distinguished history of fighting for Civil Rights and equality for all.
“While Oscar is no longer with us, his legacy will live on for ages, both in his personal life and in the mission of the NAACP. He will have an everlasting impact on the hearts and souls of all the people who had the pleasure of knowing and working him over the years. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to his family, as we all have lost a legend of Civil Rights in Oscar Eason, Jr.”
Funeral arrangements by Bonney Watson Funeral Home, 1723 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, WA. Phone number (206) 322-0013.