Horseman John R. Eades, 67, of London, Ohio, died Aug. 6 at his residence. A lifelong trainer, Mr. Eades worked in many states as well as privately training in Italy for thr ee years. He was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association, the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Associationand the Madison County Horsemen's Association. His trainees won the Colonial Trot and Kentucky Sires Stakes and he started in the 1996 Hambletonian with his prized horse Tony Oaks, finishing fourth in an elimination and eighth in the final.
Born Oct. 5, 1948, in Columbus, he was a son of Raymel and Lois (Loveless) Eades.
Mr. Eades is survived by his brother, David; nephews and nieces, Greg (Barb), Marc, Amber (Lawrence) Booghier, Megan, Russ (Alice) Dillion, Lynn Dillion-Gyurcsik, Mike Dillion and Tim Dillion; many great-nephews and great-nieces; and dear friend, Peggy Beathard. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Nancy Dillion.
In accordance with his wishes, he is to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday (Aug. 10) in the Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, 103 N. Main St., London, with Reverend Steve Rodger officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m.-12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks thatmemorial contributions be sent to the James Cancer Hospital (www.cancer.osu.edu/giving-back/ways-to-donate) for cancer research.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to http://www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com/.