James "Buddy" Edward Eades

February 9, 1941January 7, 2021

James “Buddy” Edward Eades, 79, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021 surrounded by his family. James was born in Austin, AR on February 9, 1941 to Jesse and Ruby Eades, and was the second of 7 children. He graduated from Magnolia High School, served for 21 years in the United States Air Force, and worked for the Arkansas Department of Education. During his service in the Air Force, he met and married the love of his life, Kathryn Sue Eades (Kathy), with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage and had one daughter, Amy Kathryn Eades Parsons.

James was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Ruby Eades, his older brother Laurence, and his younger brother John Aud. He is survived by his wife Kathryn (Kathy) of North Little Rock, AR, and his daughter Amy and son-in-law William Parsons of North Little Rock, AR. He is also survived by his brothers David Eades of Houston, TX; and Mark Eades and wife Donna of Magnolia, AR; his two sisters Nina Gomez of Sacramento, CA and Aletta Hollingsworth and husband Carl of Benton, AR; and sister-in-law Jackie Eades (wife of John Aud), along with many nieces and nephews. A small graveside service is set for the family on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donating to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in his memory.


  • Jesse Laurence Eades, Father (deceased)
  • Ruby Watson, Mother (deceased)
  • Kathryn Mercer Eades, Wife
  • Amy Parsons (William Parsons), Daughter
  • Laurence Eades, Brother (deceased)
  • John Aud, Brother (deceased)
  • David Eades, Brother
  • Mark Eades (Donna Eades), Brother
  • Nina Gomez, Sister
  • Aletta Hollingsworth (Carl Hollingsworth), Sister-in-law
  • Mr. Eades is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends.

  • Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • St. Jude's Hospital for Children


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021


James "Buddy" Edward Eades

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Anita Smith

January 21, 2021

James will truly be missed in the Penpoint Writers Group, I will miss your stories and your sense of humor. A sweet and kind gentleman.

Jennifer PACK

January 20, 2021

You were not only my favorite uncle but just like a dad to me ❤️ have lots of great memories growing up with you , like taking us on hikes at pinnacle mtn , trips to swim pool and bicycle rides down the big hill! haa! Miss u bunches...see ya on the other side

Del Garrett

January 20, 2021

James was a kind person and a talented writer. I enjoyed reading his stories and listening to his views on how to create short story and novel-length plots. Always a kind word for everyone. He will be missed.

Morgan Smith

January 20, 2021

I will miss uncle Buddy very much. He was a kind quiet soul. I wish I could be there to say goodbye today. My heart is with my uncles and aunts and cousins Kathy and Amy today.

Connie Smith

January 14, 2021

Uncle Buddy had the sweetest smile of anyone I've known and a personality to match. I will miss him.