J. Robert Eades

J. Robert (Bob) Eades


J. Robert (Bob) Eades passed away at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Bob was born to J. T. Eades and Lula Wilkinson Eades on September 22, 1930 in Six Mile, SC. He married his devoted wife Nancy A. Burdette Eades on December 27, 1958 in Liberty, SC. Bob attended Clemson University and retired from Jacobs Sirrine after a 35 year career in the pulp and paper division where he held several patents. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict. Bob was a committed Christian and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church where for years he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees as well as other church offices. His hobbies included hiking, biking, gardening, Clemson athletics, and he was an avid reader of history. Foremost Bob cared about and loved his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, J. Robert (Rob) Eades, Jr. (Camille) of Easley, SC and Michelle (Shelley) Eades Long (Dan) of Greenville, SC. He was the beloved "Poppy" to his two granddaughters, Jordan and Alison Eades. He is survived by his sister Rebecca Davis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Julius, James, Tom, Edward and Paul and sisters, Berta, Willie, Ollie and Jeanette.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road. Burial will follow in Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC.

Visitation will be 10:00 -11:00 AM, Thursday, prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, 310 Mae Street, Liberty, SC 29657.

The family is at the home of Shelley and Dan Long, 309 Overbrook Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road.


Funeral Home

Robinson Powdersville Funeral Home
1425 Powdersville Rd Easley, SC 29642
(864) 442-1800

Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 22, 2012