Son of Dorthula Dalue Smith and William Franklin Eads Jr. Husband to Ella Ethel Eads, who is buried with him. By 1938, they had at least two children: Jimmie Lee and Mary Louise. He was probably born in 1909 since he's shown as a 1-year old baby on the 1910 census for Wayne County, MO with his widowed mother. He served in the Army as a Corporal in World War II.