Donald "Don" Ray

September 7, 1943 - January 4, 2021

Donald “Don” Ray Eady, age 77, of Killen, Alabama, passed away on Monday, January 4th, 2021.  He was born on  September 7th,1943, in Sayre, Alabama, to Sadie Mae (Smith) and William Henry Eady. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Edna Louise Willoughby; all of Sayre, Alabama,.

Don graduated from Corner High School in 1961.He was a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers of America Local 48. He retired after twenty-six years from Tennessee Valley Authority having worked at both Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and Muscle Shoals Reservation.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army, with a final rank of Master Sergeant. He earned several medals and citations and retired after 30 years of services.

Don married the love of his life, Shirley Mae Aldridge, in Sayre, Alabama on August 9th, 1968, and they were blessed with two children, Brandi and Kandi. Don enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was huge race fan.  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Don is survived  his beloved wife of 52 years, Shirley Eady, of Killen, Alabama; his children, Brandi Walton and her husband, Shawn, of Killen, Alabama, and Kandi James and her husband, Matt, of Eagle, Colorado; his grandchildren, Hayden Ezekiel Walton, Conley Isaiah Walton, Eady Olivia James and Thomas Langston James; his sister, Patti Evans of Bessemer, Alabama and his brother William “Bill” Eady of Hayden, Alabama

There will be a military graveside service at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens on January 6, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Graveside Military Service

January 6, 2021
2:00 pm

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence, AL

Graveside Military Service

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence Blvd, Florence, AL, USA

January 6, 2021 2:00 pm

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12 Comments on “Donald "Don" Ray Eady”

  1. Shawn,
    So sorry for you and your family’s loss. My prayers for comfort during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort each of you !

    Belinda Pruitt Phillips

  2. Hey Shawn,
    Praying that God will bless you and your family during this difficult time.

    Tony Hipps

  3. Shirley,
    Very sorry to see this and my prayers are with you and the family. May the peace of Christ and the memories of a great man comfort you.

  4. Shirley, Brandi, Kandi,
    I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I was greatly saddened to hear this news. Our prayers are with you and know that my family is thinking of the Eady family and friends.

    Brandi – Emerson and Gavin have spoke of you often and have also expressed their condolences. Thank you so much for the time you have spent with them at school – you are truly appreciated!

  6. Shirley, you are on my mind today. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and the girls and hold on tight. Time is the healer of all things. May your loving memories provide comfort to you all.

  7. Shirley, I was shocked to read of Don’s asking. You and the girls are in my heart and prayers.

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