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Jack Arthur Eades
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  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
    1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Dear Becky, my heart goes out to you during this very difficult time. Uncle Jack was such a huge part of your life and his passing will leave a big...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Sylvia Rambo - Evans, GA - Family

“A man I admired for most of my life, I met Jack through Becky and liked him from day one! His dry sense of humor and his infinite wisdom, made for...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: michael paquette - pensacola, FL

“Uncle Jack; Remarkable man, remarkable life. I was so young that I do not have many old memories of Uncle Jack and it took me over 50 years to...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ronald Eades - Saint George, KS

“The best memory I have of Uncle Jack was when I was a Senior in High School and we took a trip to Charleston to visit him and Aunt Lorraine at...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Walter Eades - Lyons, KS - Family

“Jack, you were a great human being, friend and mentor. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Charlie Andrus - Charleston, SC

“Jack did indeed die with a dry sense of humor...one of the best Ive ever known. Godspeed, Jack...and bless you Becky. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Rob Adams - Friend

“Our Uncle Jack did not ever live close to us in Kansas but he will be fondly remembered by us all. I was very impressed as a small child when he came...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Beth Jones - Tipton, KS - Family

“What a man! I'm so lucky to have had him as my Uncle. I will cherish the memories and never forget his sense of humor!Suzanne Ransom Howard ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Suzanne Howard - Mt Pleasant, SC


Jack Eades lived a long, full life, beloved by family and friends. He died peacefully at home on June 16, 2020 with his stepdaughter, Becky Weigand, by his side.
Jack was born September 23, 1918, in Stockton, Kansas into a family of pioneers and entrepreneurs. As an infant, he barely survived a bout with Spanish flu.
He attended Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kansas, where he played football and managed the campus greenhouse, graduating with a degree in biology in 1940. There he met his first wife Lorraine Long. They were married for 32 years until her death in 1972.

He began his professional life in 1940 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Vegetable Breeding Lab on Savannah Highway. He is credited with designing a tomato seeder that helped with production problems. He's also been published in the American Society for Horticulture Science for his frost resistance testing. While working at the Lab he took a break to serve in the Navy during World War ll.
During the late forties and early fifties he started acquiring several tracts of land along the Stono River. Here he raised Charolais cattle and pedigree Tanmarque collies. In 1956 he started to develop Sylvan Shores subdivision in his "spare time". He married Susie Parker Fender in 1978. They shared a love for tennis, travel and together continued developing Sylvan Shores. They eventually built a beautiful home there that looks out on the spectacular views of the marsh and the Stono River.

Jack was widely known for his sense of humor. One recent example was when I was trying to get him to drink more water. He started drinking from the straw, paused, looked up at me and said "So if I don't drink enough water does that mean I'll die from a dry sense of humor"? Classic Jack.
I'd like to thank Jack's caregivers. Diane, Suzie, Marilyn. Stenay, Luc, Valerie and especially Jennifer who has been taking wonderful loving care of him for three and a half years. Jack and I have appreciated you all so much.

I'd also like to thank Jack's nieces Donna and Carol Eades in Lawrence, Kansas. for coming to Charleston countless times to visit their Uncle Jack and let him know just how much they loved him.

Jack is survived by his stepdaughters Becky F. Weigand and Vicki F Whitehead (Gary) and many nieces and nephews. His is preceded in death by he and Lorraine's son Dennis Arthur Eades; his wife Susie Eades; mother Blanche Yoxall Eades; father and stepmother Bert and Edith Eades; and brothers George, Robert and Johnny Eades.

The family requests that friends send cards sharing their memories of Jack, and suggest donations in his memory to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

The family will have a private visitation on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel. The family requests that guests adhere to all social distancing guidelines during visiting hours.

A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29407. Friends may view the service via live stream or at a later date by recorded video. A private family interment will follow at Live Oak Memorial Garden Cemetery.