Obituary

Floyd R. Eade

Resided in Gladstone, Michigan
Died April 9th, 2018

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.

4 Tributes to “Floyd R. Eade”

  1. I remember Floyd’s last baseball game he played. His team was playing on the diamond in Esky, next to the U.P State Fair grounds. He was all set to catch a high pop up when he lost the ball in the sun.
    Unfortunately, he caught the ball with his face! After he came to in the emergency room, Cheryl put the kibosh on his baseball career. He retired his jersey the next day. I will miss you at our Labor Day parties Floyd and every where else. You were a great brother in law and a great person. I will miss you dearly.
    Floyd’s brother in law.
    Mike Shomin

  2. We will miss Floyd’s smiling face and contagious laugh! Rest in peace Floyd.

  3. I AM GOING TO MISS EADE! HE WAS A AWESOME BROTHER IN LAW, ALWAYS THERE FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS! i TRULY ADMIRED HIS COURAGE DURING HIS ILLNESS! THIS FEBRUARY, I DROVE FROM MIDDLEBURG, FLORIDA TO GLADSTONE, MICHIGAN, AND SPENT A WEEK WITH HIM. WE HAD A VERY NICE VISIT, I KNEW I WOULD NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN! IT WAS HARD TO LEAVE. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD! RIP FLOYD, LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!

  4. My condolences to Floyd’s family, what a great guy! I, along with many others, will miss him at the golf course.

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