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A celebration of life for Bob Kenneth Eades , 60, West Plains, will be held Saturday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in West Plains, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until time of service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born November 30, 1956, at West Plains to Floyd and Leota Eades.

On June 3, 1979 he was married to Regina Whitsell.

Bob was a master wood craftsman and took much pride in his work. His legacy carries on through his children, Trenton Eades and Madison Eades, who were born to this union.

He served on the Glenwood R-8 from 1997 to 2012. For many of those years he was president of the board. During Bob’s tenure on the Glenwood Board of Education, he was the backbone of the board, his quiet determination and wisdom helped see the district though some hard times and tough situations.

Bob enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and took many trips across the country. He also enjoyed raising English Bulldogs and seldom made a trip to town without one riding shotgun.

Bob is survived by wife, Regina, son Trenton and his special girl friend, Susie Ray, and daughter Madison; his sister Rita Mueller, St. Louis, Missouri; father and mother in law, Phill and Susie Whitsell, West Plains; brother in law, Greg Whitsell; nieces, Michele Noser and husband Brian, and Nicole Whitsell; nephews Shawn Mueller and fiance, lvana Aleksic, and Jacob Whitsell.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Floyd and Leota Eades and brother in law, Edward Mueller.

Memorial contributions may be made to the OMC Foundation and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.



  1. Bo & Sunie Pace
    January 26, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

    To Regina and the entire Eades family… Bo & I ask God to wrap HIS loving arms around you to comfort you so you will never feel alone but always feel HIS strength. You are in our prayers of love and comfort. Bo & Sunie Pace

  2. Betty Hunter
    January 26, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. It is really hard to say good-bye and he was way too young. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Bob & Bill Cobb
    January 26, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

    Hey miss yoiu always had great times together.

  4. Bob arnold
    January 26, 2017 @ 8:19 pm

    I was sorry to hear about your loss. He left his mark as a master craftsman.

  5. Renee DePriest
    January 26, 2017 @ 9:56 pm

    Regina and family, you are in our prayers and we send our love to you all. May fond memories uplift you and God’s strength help you each day. – Renee and Freda DePriest

  6. Richard Ingalls
    January 26, 2017 @ 10:27 pm

    I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Eades. He served tirelessly on the local school board for many years, helping to make a positive difference in the community. He left a legacy with more than just his family – he impacted the local community. My prayers are for his family.

  7. Dan Murphy
    January 27, 2017 @ 5:51 am

    Regina and family, so sorry for your loss, Bob legacy will be one to remember. I can only remember the good times we had growing up and attending Glenwood R-8. So good to see how Bob and family continue to support the school. May God surely Bless you and comfort you during this time. Sincerely, Danny Murphy

  8. Angela Earls
    January 27, 2017 @ 9:01 am


    Just know we are praying for you all.

    Angie & family

  9. Philip and Donna Bridges
    January 27, 2017 @ 9:04 am

    Bob was such a gentle man and we both appreciated him as a leader at Glenwood School. God be with you as you wait for the resurrection when Christ comes because the resurrection fixes everything so live for that day. God bless you!

  10. Rosemary Smith & Cheryl Pettijohn
    January 27, 2017 @ 10:58 am

    Oh dear child, Mom & I are so, so sorry!! Words cannot express ours thoughts & prayers for you. We know the pain is unbearable for you & your kids. I’m sorry, but we can’t make it to the funeral. But know you are in our hearts!! We love you sweetie!!

    Aunt Rosemary & Cheryl

  11. Kathy Bauer
    January 27, 2017 @ 11:02 am

    Regina, Ken and I are so sorry to hear about Bob. You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the grace and strength needed to walk through your journey with faith and hope.
    Love you so much!
    Ken & Kathy Bauer

  12. Jeanne Murrell
    January 28, 2017 @ 6:58 am

    May God keep you and your family in His care! Hold tight to your wonderful memories of your beloved husband. Sending many prayers for you and your family.
    Jeanne Murrell

  13. Dawnette Zook
    January 28, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

    Regina, I am so sorry for your loss. You and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers. Bob was a great man who loved his family and touched many lives.