Larry A. Eads, 83

Larry A. Eads, 83, of 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.

Larry 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. Larry 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 of Urbana, and Don Eads of North Manchester; three grandchildren, Angie (Jeff) Dale of Urbana, Jason (Caley) Eads of Griggsville, Ill., and Melissa (Devin) Griffey of Roann; nine great-grandchildren, Olivia, Kyler, and Tinley Dale of Urbana, Jaelee, Hadlie, Laynee, and Coy Eads of Griggsville, and Lily and Zoey Griffey of Roann; sister FloyAnn Frey of Columbia City; and brother John Allen Eads of 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, Wabash, with Rev. Larry Ray officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Larry's great-grandson, Coy Eads Medical Fund.

The memorial guest book for Larry may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Aug 10