Floyd Roger Eade, 71, of Gladstone, passed away at his home on Monday, April 9, 2018 with his family by his side following a lengthy illness with cancer.
Floyd was born June 22, 1946 to Vincent and Florence (Van Court) Eade in Escanaba, Michigan. He was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba Area High School in 1965. Floyd joined the Navy in 1965 and served during the Vietnam War through 1969. In 1969 he moved back to Escanaba and worked at Mead Paper until he retired in 2008. In 1971 he married Cheryl Shomin Eade and had daughters Christine Eide and Shelly Van Ark.
Floyd served 11 years on Local 21’s Bargaining Committee. He was a member of the Gladstone Golf Course and The Oaks Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and played flag football, softball and basketball.
Floyd loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was a huge sports nut and enjoyed watching sporting events, especially the Detroit Lions.
He is survived by his daughters Christine (Nate) Eide and Shelly (Chad) Van Ark; 7 grandchildren; sister, Patricia Gagnon; sister in law, Carol Eade and brothers in law, James Shomin and Michael (Mary) Shomin.
In addition to his wife, Cheryl Shomin Eade; he is preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Florence Eade; his father and mother in law, James and Georgette Shomin; and brother, Richard Eade.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 13th from 2-4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. Military rites will be at 3:45 p.m. The funeral service celebrating the life of Floyd will follow at 4 p.m. with Deacon Terry Saunders officiating. A “Tee Time in Heaven” reception will take place immediately following the service at the Gladstone Yacht Club with dinner at 6 p.m.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Eade family.