1918 - 2020
Jack Arthur Eades, age 101, of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away at home on June 16, 2020.
He was born September 23, 1918, in Stockton, Kansas.
He attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, 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.
He is survived by his stepdaughters, Becky F. Weigand and Vicki F Whitehead (Gary) and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in
He is preceded in death by his and Lorraine's son, Dennis Arthur Eades; his wife, Susie Eades; mother, Blanche Yoxall Eades; father and step-mother, Bert and Edith Eades; and brothers, George, Robert and Johnny Eades.
The family requests that friends send cards sharing their memories of Jack, and suggests donations in his memory to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice. The family held a private visitation on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel. A private funeral service was held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29407. Friends may view the service at a later date by recorded video. A private family interment followed at Live Oak Memorial Garden Cemetery. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414. Visit our guestbook at www. legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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