Local Chiropractors Step in to Keep Clinic Running
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:42 PM

Numerous local chiropractors have stepped in to keep open a Longview clinic operated by a man killed in a Saturday wreck as donations pour in to his family.

Tom Eynon, 43, of White Oak died after he lost control of his vehicle on U.S. 271 just south of FM 16 in Smith County.  His son, Aiden, 5, died Tuesday at a medical center in Dallas from injuries sustained in the crash.

People of all ages have brought flowers, cards and hugs to Eynon’s staff at Elder Chiropractic Clinic.  Eynon’s brother-in-law, Robb Billups, said Wednesday that $31,000 has been raised in support of Eynon’s wife and three remaining children.

Elder Chiropractic Office Manager Allison Cameron said Wednesday that the outpouring of love and support since Eynon’s death has been amazing.  “Hundreds of people have come up since Saturday,” she said. “They come in to comfort us. They want to feel the presence of Dr. Eynon, which is in this office.”  Cameron said she worked with Eynon for more than 17 years.

“People fell in love with Dr. Eynon,” she said. “He had so many facets. He was a man of wisdom but was also zany and funny. He was always making people laugh. He was over-the-top one of the best people ever.”

Barbara Hunter, a retired chiropractor, took time to evaluate Eynon’s patients Monday and Wednesday.  She is one of about 20 chiropractors who are seeing patients at the clinic.  Longview chiropractor Laurie Pearce saw patients Tuesday.

“I heard that the clinic was needing chiropractors to help out, and I had the time,” Hunter said. “I knew there was a need.”  Hunter said she knew Eynon for 17 years.  “He was a wonderful man,” she said. “He was giving and generous of everything he had.”

A Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said this week that two of Eynon’s three daughters were injured in the wreck but are in stable condition at a Dallas medical center.