Jeannine Eaton

My Hometown: Take a Tour of Decatur with Longtime Newspaper Publishers Roy and Jeannine Eaton

April 23, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

Roy Eaton’s earliest memory of the Wise County Messenger was his parents eagerly awaiting its Thursday delivery during World War II for news about local servicemen. “Many were our friends and neighbors,” recalls Roy, who would leave the family ranch near Decatur for college, become a TV news anchor in Fort Worth, marry his high school sweetheart, Jeannine Eaton, and return with her in 1973 to buy the weekly newspaper his parents read.

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