Donald Joseph Eads

March 19, 2016

Donald Joseph Eads 76, of Frankfort, IN, died at 4:53 p.m. March 19, 2016 at his home.  Born May 14, 1939 in Michigantown, IN to the late Roscoe & Dortha (Johnson) Eads.  He married Karen (Pearcy) Eads on August 9, 1963 in Palestine, IL and she preceded him in death on November 11, 2010.  Mr. Eads was a 1957 graduate of Michigantown High School. He worked as a supervisor for Mallory Controls and Federal Mogul. He then worked for Area 4 Headstart as a Transportation Coordinator.  He was a member of the Faith Family Church.  Don enjoyed gardening, watching sports, mainly Purdue and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 23rd at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund or Faith Family Church.

Survived by:

3 Sons: Richard (Dawn) Eads of rural Frankfort, Blaine (Jennifer) Eads of Carmel, Brian (Michelle) Eads of Zionsville, 2 Daughters: Kelly Hammond Groce ,(Husband Kelly) of Mount Summit, IN, Melody Gandy of Frankfort, Brother: Kenneth (Phyllis) Eads of Bloomington, 12 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. Don & Karen raised their granddaughter Megan Reifel, and great grandchildren, Izayah & Izabellah Reifel in their home.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Gandy, twin grandsons, Ross & Richard Eads and 2 sisters, Jeanette Sharp and Evelyn Huffer.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “Donald Joseph Eads”

  1. Butch & Eileen Huffer March 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Don for many years at Mallory. We played a lot of ball together. He was a good man and we had a lot of great times.

  2. Karl March 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Prayers of strength, peace, and comfort from the Michigantown Christian Church family…

  3. Janet Reading March 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    You all have our deepest sympathy. We met Don a couple times at Jennifer & Blaine’s home. He was a very nice person and fun to talk too. I’m sure you all have alot of good memories! He will be missed but at least he is no longer in pain and at peace.

  4. Carol Shoup March 21, 2016 at 9:24 am

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. A good friend and Classmate of the Michigantown Years.

  5. John and Mary Kay Baker, family March 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    We are so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Larry & Pat Newton March 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Don was a MHS 1957 classmate of mine and played ball with Larry. Sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you in our thought and prayers.

    Larry & Pat Newton

  7. Bill Allen Fredricks March 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I had the honor of knowing Donald J Eads almost four years. I came to know a great family man, whom always put his family first. Who became a great friend. Don, rest now my friend, rest in peace. My condolences to the family.

  8. Jeremy March 21, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  9. Julie McQuade March 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I had the privilege of working with Don at Head Start for many years. He was such a funny guy. And was loved by both staff and children. So polite and he had such a kind heart. He always gave hugs to the little munchkins. They loved Mr. Don. He loved to pull pranks on some coworkers also. I remember helping him make “parking tickets” so he could put them on the other buses. He will be missed by many and my heart has been blessed to have the pleasure of knowing such a good man. My deepest condolences to the family.

  10. Harvey & Phyllis Ruse March 22, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Don and Karen were two very exceptional people. They were friendly, kind and gentle. Knew them only a short time at Federal Mogul but knew right away they made this world a better place. Together now, May they rest in peace. People like them will be thought of often and never forgotten. May their families find comfort.

  11. Sonia March 22, 2016 at 4:37 am

    My Condolences to your family on your loss.
    I did not know Mr. Eads, but a loss of life is something that we all have to face and it can be very painful, so I feel that I can sympathize with your family and keep you in my prays. And to remind you of the wonderful promises that Gods has promised, that one day in the future we will see our love ones again. John 5:28 -29 and you can be assured that during this most difficult time in your life, know that God cares (1 Pet 5:7) and can be a refuge and strength for your family. I pray that this brings your family some comfort.
    With Deepest Sympathy

  12. Darlene McCain Collins March 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I’m so sorry to learn of Donnie’s death. He was a 1957 classmate, and those were fun times. I had lost touch over the years. It seems we are losing so many from our class.

  13. Donnie-Debbie Baker March 22, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Dons passing.He was such a nice man, with a wonderful sense of humor. As anyone who knew him, he loved his wife and family very much. He will be missed, love Donnie and Debbie

  14. Mike Brackett March 24, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This world has lost a very good man.

  15. Carl Pugh March 27, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    So sorry to hear of his passing, he was the bus driver for Head Start when my son was little (early 1990’s), my son loved him!
    Our thoughts are with your family at this time.

  16. Gary Loveless March 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    So sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. Watching the memorial video brought back a flood of memories. He, Danny Laughner and I grew up together in the “North side” of Michigantown. I could write book about all the adventures growing up in Michigantown. Spent a lot of time in the Eads family home on St Rd 29. Condolences to Ken and the rest of the Eads family. God Bless

    Gary Loveless Class of ’59

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