Ernest Eady
February 8, 1934 -
May 8, 2015

Visitation

May 11, 2015
5-8 PM

Service 

May 12, 2015
12 PM

Interment

Obituary

ERNEST EADY, entered into rest on Thursday, May 8, 2015 in Nashville, TN surrounded by family.  “Pops” as he was affectionately called was born on February 8, 1934 to the late Morris and Ella Eady in Lynchburg.
Ernest was a 1955 graduate of West End High School. After high school, Ernest served in the U.S. Army.  Upon leaving the military, he worked at General Shoe, Genesco and later retired from Jack Daniels distillery after 21 years of service.
Ernest joined Berry Chapel AME Church in Lynchburg, Tennessee at an early age was very active until his health began to fail him.  As a committed member he served as a trustee and a steward for many years.
In 1963, Ernest married Joyce Kertchaval Eady and they raised two sons, Rod and Marcus.  Ernest and Joyce were married for 53 years and attributed the duration of their union to nobody but the Lord.
Ernest loved to talk about his life experiences and never met a stranger.  Ernest enjoyed spending time on the Eady farm. A true love for family, friends and football, especially the Tennessee State Tigers. Although shy-spirited, he was never shy about his love for his wife, children and grandchildren.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 53 years, Joyce Ann, Fayetteville, TN; sons, Ernest Rod (Denise) Bonaire, GA and Marcus (Lisa) Kertchaval, Huntsville, AL.  Grandchildren:  Kyra Janay Eady, Bonaire, GA, Karlissa Jourdan Kertchaval, Knoxville, TN, William Todd Kertchaval of Murfreesboro, TN. Step-grandchildren:  Marcus Bryant Haywood and Ashley Louise Haywood, both of Huntsville, AL. Ernest was the youngest of ten siblings, Maggie Shelton, Claude (Dorothy) Eady, Lillian Henderson and Ruby Trollinger, all of Lynchburg, TN, six preceded him in death. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and devoted nephew, Dolan Eady, special friends William Haston, Freddie McKinney, Dorothy Daniel, Dwight Green, Brenda and Bobbie Sharp.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday evening May 11, 2015 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

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9 Comments

  1. LaTonia Hooks

    It seems as if we can never be prepared when losing a love one. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your father-in-law’s remarkable life and the memories you shared. May His grace and peace be multiplied unto to you during this difficult time.

    Peace and Love
    LaTonia Hooks

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  2. Jim & Kaye Bonner

    Joyce, I’m very sorry for your loss. Absent from the body and present with the Lord is a comforting thought. Jim & Kaye Bonner

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  3. LEON PORTER

    God makes no mistakes, put all your trust in him and everything will be all right. Be Blessed.

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  4. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    God’s blessings and comfort to each of you.

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  5. Larry Moorehead

    I’ll never forget his smile and always had something good to say about whatever you were talking about.

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  6. Billy & Patsy GRAY

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Mark, Laura, Will, and Sara Clark

    Our love to the entire Eady family over the loss of this good man. May God bless you all.

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  8. Ruth Henderson

    A great voice has been silenced, and will be missed; blessings to the family knowing that God will lift up bowed down heads. Praying for everyone.

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  9. Walter & Mary Wright

    It’s seems there’s very little anyone can say or do to ease the loss of one who meant so much to you. Just know there are many hearts that understand and care. We will keep you and your family in prayer.

    Reply

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9 Comments

  1. LaTonia Hooks

    It seems as if we can never be prepared when losing a love one. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your father-in-law’s remarkable life and the memories you shared. May His grace and peace be multiplied unto to you during this difficult time.

    Peace and Love
    LaTonia Hooks

    Reply
  2. Jim & Kaye Bonner

    Joyce, I’m very sorry for your loss. Absent from the body and present with the Lord is a comforting thought. Jim & Kaye Bonner

    Reply
  3. LEON PORTER

    God makes no mistakes, put all your trust in him and everything will be all right. Be Blessed.

    Reply
  4. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    God’s blessings and comfort to each of you.

    Reply
  5. Larry Moorehead

    I’ll never forget his smile and always had something good to say about whatever you were talking about.

    Reply
  6. Billy & Patsy GRAY

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  7. Mark, Laura, Will, and Sara Clark

    Our love to the entire Eady family over the loss of this good man. May God bless you all.

    Reply
  8. Ruth Henderson

    A great voice has been silenced, and will be missed; blessings to the family knowing that God will lift up bowed down heads. Praying for everyone.

    Reply
  9. Walter & Mary Wright

    It’s seems there’s very little anyone can say or do to ease the loss of one who meant so much to you. Just know there are many hearts that understand and care. We will keep you and your family in prayer.

    Reply

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