LODGE – General Wite Eades Jr., 83, of Lodge died at 9:35 p.m. Sunday (April 19, 2015) at the Piatt County Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bement Township Cemetery, with Bob Lane officiating.
Junior was born on March 22, 1932, in Lodge, the son of General Wite and Ita (Gossett) Eades Sr. He married Elizabeth Ann Tate on Feb. 23, 1951, in Bement.
Junior is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Eades of Lodge; daughter, Karen McGee of Monticello; son, Gary (Sue) Eades of Weatherford, Texas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Johnnie Eades of Monticello, Ronnie Eades of Weldon, Paul Eades of Argenta and Glen Eades of Greenup.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arnet, Garnet, Les, Lester, Jimmie Joe and Richard Eades; and sisters, Velma Jerald, Wilma Davis, Virginia Huff, Italia Rose "Rosie" King, Cynthia Eades and Zelma Spencer.
Junior was a retired landscaper. He was an avid fisherman, he raised, trained and hunted beagles, and he loved spending time with his family.
He was a member of the Nazarene Church, the Lodge Church of God, and the Monticello Masonic Lodge No. 58 AF&AM.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.