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Tommy R. Eads

December 4, 1950 — March 17, 2023

Tommy R. Eads, 72 of Corning, Iowa passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, March 17, 2023 at his home in Corning. Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Masonic Lodge in Lathrop, Missouri on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Corning Volunteer Fire Department, 905 Davis Ave., Corning, IA 50841. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center is in charge of local arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared online at

Tommy Ray Eads was born in Lathrop, Missouri on December 4, 1950, the son of Raymond “Jack” Eads and Nettie (Rae) Eads. Tommy was raised in Lathrop with his sister “Dolly” and brother Billy. He attended public schools, graduating with the Class of 1968 from Lathrop High School. Following graduation, Tommy enlisted in the United States Army and served his country from 1969 – 1971 during the Vietnam War.

Upon returning to civilian life, Tommy worked various jobs until beginning a 32-year career with the railroad, working on the Bridge Crew for Burlington Northern Santa Fe. During this time, Tommy became a father of 3 children: Tommy Jr., Michael and Misty. On October 18, 1995, Tommy was united in marriage to Terri Lue Dotson in Ottumwa, Iowa and became a step-father to Martin.

In 2010, Tommy retired from the railroad and enjoyed spending his time with his family and tending to his large vegetable garden, next to the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Corning. He also enjoyed being a member of the American Legion and was a huge Kansas City Chiefs Fan.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Brenda “Dolly” Townsend and a grandson, Jacob.

Tommy is survived by his wife Terri Eads of Corning, Iowa; his children: Tommy Eads, Jr. of Plattsburg, Missouri; Michael Eads of Kansas City, Missouri; Misty (husband Aso) Hamaseed of Coventry, England and step-son, Martin Grace of Corning, Iowa; 9 grandchildren: Felisha (significant other Drew), Cody (significant other Tori), Shyanne (significant other Gavyn), Shawn, Lana, Aiden, Erica, Caleb and Bruce. Tommy is also survived by his brother, Billy Eads of Turney, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Jim Townsend of Lathrop, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

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