David Davis ‘Dave’ Eades

Published 9:47 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017

David Davis “Dave” Eades, 62, died at his home in Rowan County on Feb. 25, 2017 following a long battle with heart and kidney disease.

Born Dec. 26, 1954, in Mullens, W.Va., he was the son of the late Louis Eades and Patsy Engle Eades. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mike Sparks, and a sister, Judith Sparks Martin.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force and received the National Defense Service Medal. He had a long career in the ink industry, followed by quite a few years as the “Repo Man.” His interests were in building model Fords, woodworking and photography. He also loved to attend car shows.

Survivors: his children, Bill Ratliff (Sandy), Tamara Moore (John) of Mocksville, Sabrina MacMullen (James) and David Eades (Laken); 22 grandchildren; and other extended family members.

The family will hold a Memorial Car Show in his honor on Saturday, June 3 at Camp Manna. All money raised will be donated to the American Heart Association and to the National Kidney Foundation.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.