House where Steve Jobs recuperated has a new owner

Dr. James Eason, the surgeon who carried out the liver transplant of late Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs in 2009, confirmed Monday that he’s bought the home near Overton Park where Jobs recuperated after his surgery.

In a meeting with the Shelby County Commission about an unrelated matter, Eason said he bought the home from the limited liability company that originally bought the home for Jobs. Eason told commissioners he visited Jobs in the home, and when he learned it was going on the market, he asked the administrator of the LLC if he could buy it.

Eason is an old friend of George Riley, a lawyer who’s served as a lawyer for Apple and who was a point man for a lot of the details of Jobs’ visit here for a transplant in 2009.