June 13, 1935 - April 8, 2021 (age 85)
LTC C. Douglas (Doug) Eady, Ret. U.S. Army, passed away on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. He was born in Chattanooga, OK in 1935 to Clarence Douglas Eady and Frances Idell (Dell) Eady.
Doug graduated from Midwestern University ('57) and began a career in the United States Army. He served his country for 27 years which included one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He was awarded many individual and group decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Doug retired from the military in 1983.
Doug earned a Master of Business Administration in Aviation from Embry-Riddle in 1983 and began a second career at Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin). He retired in 2003 after 20 years of service.
Doug is predeceased by his wife Alice Miller Eady. He is survived by his wife Linda L. Eady; his four children, Craig Douglas Eady (LouNell) of Greenville, SC; Jana Lynn Eady (Michael) of Euless, TX; Kirk Gregory Eady of Hurst, TX; Kelli Waigand (Tommy) of Destin, FL; and four grandchildren, Austin Eady, Hunter Eady, Erin Eady and Jude Waigand.
A private memorial service will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation or the Fisher House.
Words cannot express how much he will be missed. Always in our hearts.
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store
Published by Orlando Sentinel from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2021.