Rev. Harold Eads, 86 of Berea, Kentucky, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, December 20, 2020. He was born on January 20, 1934, at Waseoda (East Pineville, KY) to the late Harvey and Gracie Gross Eads. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Sue Eads, five brothers, David, George, Lee, Marsillus, and Duell Eads, three sisters, Lou Ann Eads Hubbs Floyd, Lorene Eads Blankenship, and Marie Eads Jordan, and one half-sister, Mary Eads Saylor.
He was a loving and devoted husband to Beverly Sue Eads for 68 years. They were united in marriage on April 18, 1952. Harold founded the Eads Fence Company in Madison County over 50 years ago. Also, he was the Pastor of the Holy Sanctuary Church in Berea for 50 years, where he continued until his death.
Harold was an avid sportsman, having been a hunter of a variety of game and also a great fisherman. He loved a good coon hunt, great dogs, and telling the stories about his many hunting trips. After he was unable to hunt as much, he increased his fishing time at the surrounding area lakes. He was always ready to share with others his fishing tips and stories of the ones that didn’t get away. If you visited him at home in the last several years, he always wanted to cook for you while he told you some of his hunting, fishing or some childhood memories, and also of his fond memories of the great Holiness men and women that he had known or had pastored over the years.
Pastor Harold Eads is survived by; one son, Gordon Ray Eads and his wife Charlotte Clontz Eads of Richmond, KY; one daughter, Harolyn Hope and her husband Paul Edward Osborne of Berea; four grandchildren, Gordon Britt Eads, Rev. Harold (Achee) William Eads, Whitney Osborne Simpson, Derrick Edward Osborne; seven great grandchildren, Brittany, Britton, Braiden, Kobe, Grayson, Nathanael, and McKenzie Eads; two sisters, Charlene Eads Parrett of Berea, KY and Marilyn Eads Akers of Danville, KY; one brother, Earl Ray Eads; a beloved host of nieces and nephews; and by his congregation and friends at The Holy Sanctuary Church, whom he dearly loved.
Funeral services will be livestreamed at www.lakesfuneralhome.com on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 12 noon, at The Holy Sanctuary Church, with Rev. Harold (Achee) William Eads and Tyler Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Sunday evening, December 27, 4 to 9 p.m. at The Holy Sanctuary Church in Berea. The family asks everyone to observe the Kentucky state mandates of wearing facial coverings and social distancing.
Pallbearers will be Gordon Britt Eads, Rev. Harold (Achee) William Eads, Derrick Edward Osborne, Nathanael Eads, Britton Eads, Braydon Eads, Rev. Mark Adams, Rev. Larry Gibson, Jim Lamb, Frank Napier, Kevin Newell and William Saylor.
Honorary Pallbearers – Arnold Ray Akers, Coy Browning, Gary Browning, Mondell Browning, Dale Eads, Darrell Eads and Lee Young.