Larry A. Eads, 83, rural Urbana, died at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at his home.
He was born on Friday, July 23, 1937, in Wabash County, to John William “W.B.” and Bonita Flory (Altman) Eads.
He was a graduate of Urbana High School. He married Doris Jean Gardner in Wabash County on Jan. 1, 1958; she died April 8, 2014. He was a self-employed contractor and a member of the Liberty Mills United Methodist Church. He was a jokester, and enjoyed going to auctions and garage sales, hunting, listening to polka music, playing cards, and tinkering around. He especially enjoyed his family and his community.
He is survived by two sons: Dan (Brenda) Eads, Urbana; and Don Eads, North Manchester; three grandchildren: Angie (Jeff) Dale, Urbana; Jason (Caley) Eads, Griggsville, Ill.; and Melissa (Devin) Griffey, Roann; nine great-grandchildren: Olivia, Kyler, and Tinley Dale, Urbana; Jaelee, Hadlie, Laynee, and Coy Eads, Griggsville; and Lily and Zoey Griffey, Roann; a sister: FloyAnn Frey, Columbia City; and a brother: John Allen Eads, Servia. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Porter Eads.
Funeral services will be private at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. Larry Ray officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, Wabash. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Larry’s great-grandson, Coy Eads Medical Fund.