David Earl Eady

March 25, 1941 - October 5, 2020

Obituary

On Oct. 5, 2020, David E. Eady, age 79, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of Paula, who was his Life partner, love of his life & “Main Squeeze” of 40 years.

David is also survived by his 3 daughters, Dawnette, Melissa, Kimberly & their families. His brother Kent & family as well as 2 sisters, Eloise, Debbie & her family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth & Helen Eady.

David was most proud of his time spent in the United States Marine Corp from 1961-65 as Lance Corporal. Also known as “Papa Corn”, David was a Lifetime Member of the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt & Drill Team for 45 years -his motorcycle family. He was inducted in the Seattle Cossacks Hall of Fame in 2016.

David spent years as a pipe fitter, Teamsters Local 32 for Bremerton, Lockeed, Todd & Foss shipyards. In 1991 he became a motorcycle funeral escort officer & would eventually be CEO of 2 companies. Another claim to fame was being featured on American Pickers.

He will be missed deeply by Paula, his family & friends. David touched so many lives during his journey on earth. So until we meet again, may David ride free on the Solar winds.

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Paula Meyer
Paula Meyer
20 days ago

To the Love of my Life of 40 years! My Hunka…No one will miss you as much as me! I held you as you took your last breathe – so we were together at the end. Thank you for all the memories. You taught me how to ride a vintage Harley & introduced me the motorcycle family. I love you & miss you so much! Until we meet again, ride free my love, on the solar winds! Semipermanent Fi! Forever your Sqeeze-Girl

Rebecca Cave
Rebecca Cave
19 days ago
Reply to  Paula Meyer

Paula, you are a gift to anyone who has had their life touched by you. There are a few women who I admire and have been uplifted by, you are one of them. David was blessed to have you in his life, and so am I. I send you my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Your memories will help you overcome your sadness. All my love. 🌹💗🌹

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Stacy & Ed Moore
Stacy & Ed Moore
19 days ago
Reply to  Paula Meyer

Paula we Love and miss you and can’t even imagine the Ginormous hole in your heart and life rite now!!! You are in our thoughts and prayers Beautiful!!

Stephanie Boggan
Stephanie Boggan
19 days ago
Reply to  Paula Meyer

Sending you much love Paula ❤️

Clarine and Eddie Dunn
Clarine and Eddie Dunn
19 days ago
Reply to  Paula Meyer

Paula you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Susie Mattila
Susie Mattila
19 days ago
Reply to  Paula Meyer

Paula I was sad to hear of Dave’s passing, he will definitely be missed. I keep the green motorcycle he gave me years ago on the mantle and it holds a special place in my heart. Dave was a good soul and I always appreciated his calls to check on Katie and I after Shawn passed, it truly meant a lot to me. Something tells me there is some whiskey getting drank in the stars tonight, hopefully they will save a little for the rest of us. My heart aches for you but I will always think of Dave with a smile.

Helen Russell
Helen Russell
18 days ago
Reply to  Paula Meyer

Paula We’ve been friends over 37 years ago. Our first common bond was a book we both loved. It was a magical love story. You have gotten to live a love story all those years. Through good and bad times you’re love has been strong and sure. Those that know and love you wish you peace during this very difficult times. Hang on to the magic and the memories of the life you shared. Beautiful obituary.

Karen Hollenbeck
Karen Hollenbeck
20 days ago

Dave
I have had the honor of knowing you since I was 13 years old (40yrs) when you met my sister Paula and became part of the Meyer family.

What incredible memories and fun times I have gotten to share with you. Holidays, Birthdays, and many other family gatherings every year for the past 40yrs. One years of my favorites memories was our Redmond Cali rally trip when you picked me up in Oregon & I rode to Cali on the back of your bike-what a road trip to remember.

I will miss you dearly & am so grateful to have had all the years we spent together as a family. I Love you & until we meet again…

Susan Minerich
Susan Minerich
19 days ago

Susan and Greg Minerich

James Shoe
James Shoe
19 days ago

Always generous with his time and his heart

Susan and Greg Minerich
Susan and Greg Minerich
19 days ago

Have known you over 30 yrs. You have always been quite the character. We had some fun times at Side Street and I had the honor of sitting on the Rat Bike and sipping some moonshine out of the ‘gas tank’ at Ocean Shores during Sun and Surf. We watched the Cossacks perform many times. You will be greatly missed-your sense of humor-one of a kind. I heard you call Paula your ‘Main Squeeze’ many a times and she truly was. She stood by you through what ever life dealt. RIP ❤️

Sabrina
Sabrina
19 days ago

My heart broke when I got the news that Dave had passed. I met Dave through PGR and Elite working together. Dave was such a big man in spirit and heart, I am so blessed to have been able to meet and ride with him. He will be missed so very much. My sympathies to you Paula, and the rest of his family.
Sabrina “Mother Hen”

Sam Chedester
Sam Chedester
19 days ago

So many memories & good times yo mention. Thank you for selling me that pile of parts 30 years ago that became my Cossack bike. I’ll remember late nights in the garage putting her together & again a few months later after that brick wall stepped out infront of me, finishing, putting her back together the morning we left for Sturgis. I’ll never forget the great times & was so happy to have your support as team Captain.
Ride in Peace & raise a toast with all of our other team mates.
Love ya!!!

Kinfolk Buddha1 %er Dallas
Kinfolk Buddha1 %er Dallas
19 days ago

Dave Eady was a great guy and I am glad I knew him…
Love Loyalty Honor and Respect…

Gail Noble
Gail Noble
19 days ago

In loving memory of my mom in law CeCe owner of the Cloud Nine Tav on South Tacoma way, we pay our deepest respect. They were great friends and last I saw him he got tears in his eyes talking about her. A big gentle giant who will be lovingly missed.

"TeeJay" Tom Armour
"TeeJay" Tom Armour
19 days ago

From the late nights working in your shop on my Panhead, the road trips to the shows, the shows, the after show & all the “Ghitts & Shiggles in-between thanks for making my rookie year one for the ages! R.I.P. Captain Corn

Stacy & Ed Moore
Stacy & Ed Moore
19 days ago

Ed & I Loved Dave so much our hearts are just broken!! We didn’t get to see him often but was always on our minds!
Ed has known Dave for many many years & I met him about 29 years ago at my first biker camp out & boy oh boy did he break me in quick!! From stories to jokes to multiple smooches & sips from his bottle of Mountain Dew😘 oh and of course don’t forget as many of us know the unforgettable rides on the front fenders of his bike ☺️🤣 lolol!!! Every visit through the years was full of love and laughter & them little smooches!!🥰!! Dave & Paula were always so gracious and loving to everyone who crossed their paths & I for one am proud to have know loved and been loved by this truly amazing man whom I still cant find enough words to do justice when I try to describe him & the kind of man he was when I talk about him & tell my stories of him to others!!! Dave I know you and Pops (Paul Moore) are givin the good lord a run for his money riding the endless highway in heaven!!
RIP Dave We Love You To The Moon & Back

Ranger Ric Sanders
Ranger Ric Sanders
19 days ago

Love you Paula, prayers to you andvthe family.

Mike Mitchell
Mike Mitchell
19 days ago

Semper Fi brother ! I enjoyed my time with you. You were larger than life

Stephanie Boggan
Stephanie Boggan
19 days ago

I’ll never forget the first time we met Dave. He came riding up beside us on our way to the Alki Tavern on a Taco Thursday in 1991. Then finding out that we lived just blocks away from each other, we spent many nights in the Mooseum. Captain Corn was larger than life and loved by so many! RIP Dave ❤️

Mikio & Masami
Mikio & Masami
19 days ago

Dave,
Thank you for being my great friend more than 20 years. I am going to miss you so much! Until we ride again. Love you!

Leann Hobson
Leann Hobson
19 days ago

Warm hugs. Big smiles.
And stories you didnt mind hearing again & again.
Will be how I remember you. My love to Paula and the family. Your wheels have wings, till we meet again

Cyndy Simianer
Cyndy Simianer
19 days ago

Riding In Paradise. From Mark and Cyndy

Tiffany Ward
Tiffany Ward
19 days ago

RIP

Clarine and Eddie Dunn
Clarine and Eddie Dunn
19 days ago

Dave was a great guy always had a smile and wanting to help people.

Lael
Lael
19 days ago

So many great memories. First as neighbors who became friends and then family. My boys were fortunate enough to grow up with you both in their life, Papa & Aunt Paula. He was their first Santa, gave them their first motorcycle rides, and gave them their nicknames. You will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories. Love you

Andrew Currier
Andrew Currier
19 days ago

I just don’t know what to say. I am just heartbroken. From the first minute we met you were like a long lost brother, a father and a best friend. I didn’t make it over as much as I wanted but you and Paula were always in my thoughts. Every time I walk into my garage and see that white Harley I think of you and the times we had. Every Seafair I remembered you to the Blue Angels crew you loved so much. How they excitedly talked about the “super secret” party at your house.

I will always remember how honored I was the day you had Ken and I over to “keep the peace” when the Pickers were there.

You were always there with a smile, a joke or a shoulder. How we would sit in the shed and talk over a sip from the gas tank. I will miss you dearly my friend.

Now I am honored to help lead a procession into Tahoma like you and I have done so many times before. May you rest in peace my Brother. Semper Fi Marine. We have the watch from here.

Love you Brother….

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Holly Schmid
Holly Schmid
19 days ago

I was fortunate enough to meet David via Paula since she rode the bus with my husband Smitty from the Burien Park and Ride to Seattle. They were in a group known as the Back of the Bus Club (BOBC) that had regular birthday celebrations on the bus. After many of them moved or retired, they started holding monthly BOBC gatherings in area restaurants and that’s how I met these wonderful people. When Smitty passed away in June 2001, David and two of his friends provided a motorcycle escort from Burien to West Seattle (without cost to me due to the size of David’s heart and his generosity). I will never forget the image of them saluting Smitty’s casket as it arrived at Forest Lawn. I’m an “honorary” member of the BOBC, but I consider it an honor to have met such a wonderful group of people including Paula and David. The best feeling was to get a big hug from that teddy bear David, and an equally warm one from Paula. My sympathies to all who will miss David, knowing our memories will keep him alive in our hearts forever. Paula, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Love, Holly

TK Johnson
TK Johnson
19 days ago

From the first whiskey we drank together while talking Panheads and Shovelheads 35 years ago at the Legion, to the last Escort for a fellow Marine. You will ALWAYS be in my heart. Semper Fi, my Brother.
Love to you, Paula. He is home, riding with his Brethren now.

Doug Clark
Doug Clark
19 days ago

Mentor in many ways, boss in so many more, and friend to the max. Can’t say enough about how he impacted my life from the first time we met at the Ride for The Kids in Carnation. It was solely because of him I got into doing escorts for our fallen military, and for that I will be forever grateful. He introduced me to Paula who was a godsend to the Company, to us employees, and mostly to Dave. An angel on earth that has and will continue to touch our lives. It is through her that Dave’s Memory will live on. He touch many lives for the better and will be sorely missed. Gone but never forgotten my fellow Veteran, Boss, Mentor, and above all else, Friend. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with Paula.

Christine Ramirez
Christine Ramirez
19 days ago

Christine Werth Ramirez

Carmen E Hill
Carmen E Hill
19 days ago

Sending prayers from me and mom

Ruth H. Fisher
Ruth H. Fisher
19 days ago

I’m so sad to hear of Dave’s passing. He was such a dominant figure everywhere he went and loved by so many. He now joins our other terrific motorcycle stunt team leaders: John Moser, Harry Fisher, Brock Wheaton, Big Mike Betschart, Mickey Minor, and too many others from our Seattle Cossacks and Victor McLaglen stunt teams. They must have a terrific stunt up there! My condolences to you all.

Gary L Bailey
Gary L Bailey
19 days ago

David you were my Marine Brother .
We have been Brothers/close friends for almost 40 yrs.
At Todd’s Shipyard were definitely drank some Appke Pie….(Corn Whiskey)
Our adventures and great times will always be the highlight of my life.
I have so many wonderful and funny memories.
There was never a dull moment.
From birthday parties to shooting out lights and riding Harleys inside the Kingdome.
That was one wild crazy night.
There is no good bye.
We will ride again as Marines in Heaven.
Save me a good spot.
I’ll see you there.
Love you Brother Dave.
SEMPER FI……

Leslie Plebuch
Leslie Plebuch
19 days ago

I will miss David’s smile here with us. I pray that he is once again pain free and gathering above the stars with his many family members and friends to watch over us and await our arrival.

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Marshal “SUMO” Metz
Marshal “SUMO” Metz
19 days ago

You will be greatly missed, you played a bigger part in my life then you knew. Thank you

Christian A Nielsen
Christian A Nielsen
19 days ago

Paula, we’ve talked plenty during David’s time in the hospital. Thanks you for sharing a call with David during his hospital stay. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to share Our friendship that started started so many years ago after our team performed with the Cossacks in Portland, OR. His passing will leave a scar on all of us, and his life will never be forgotten. He was one of a kind and he is blessed to have you as his soulmate. RIP Marine – Semper Fi!!!

Larry Major
Larry Major
19 days ago

Jeanie and I have known Dave for over 50 years! How did we put up with each other? Lord knows! What a ride! Love ya, man. Lurr & Jeanie-Jean.

Jim Fricke
Jim Fricke
18 days ago

Mr. Eady, I was so blessed to get to know you and have to opportunity to highlight your accomplishments, along with those of your Cossack comrades, at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Even as I type you’re riding on a continuous loop in our museum. You were lucky to find Paula, and I know she eased your life and your passing. We’re thinking about both of you.

Rita Cook
Rita Cook
18 days ago

He was an amazing and loving person and will be missed. Our hearts are sad but we have many great memories of times spent with him and Paula. .As long as those many memories are with us, Dave is with us. May he join others who proceeded him in doing stunt riding and other riding in heaven. Steve and Rita One of my fondest memories is at the HOG Rally in Portland where Dave rode toward me and had me get on the front fender as he came toward me for a ride around the parking lot, what fun, Steve and I have many more memories RIP old friend. Love to you Paula our hearts and thoughts are with you.

Savannah Rojan
Savannah Rojan
18 days ago

Thank you for all your hugs. They were always long and full of love and care. We already miss you <3

Steve Eversol - Ardee David
Steve Eversol - Ardee David
18 days ago

Steve and Arfee

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Steve Eversol - Ardee David
Steve Eversol - Ardee David
18 days ago

Steve Eversol / Ardee David

Greg Carey
Greg Carey
18 days ago

Paula, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Keith Moser
Keith Moser
18 days ago

All our love

Doug Early
Doug Early
18 days ago

Paula,
So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. My condolences. Please don’t hesitate if you ever need help with something.

Marcia Hadley
Marcia Hadley
18 days ago

Our festive holidays were supported and enriched!! Thank you, Dave! You were part of the fun but with a steady, protective hand for all of us! A FloVilla kinda guy! Thank you for being part of our world! Marcia #13

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Lon walton
Lon walton
18 days ago

The Flo Villa community will miss you Dave!

Cathy Geundy
Cathy Geundy
18 days ago

Hello Paula,
As a former Flo Villa resident, I want to send condolences to you in your loss.
Your partner and yourself were very kind and we all appreciated that you all came and helped us on theAnnual 4th of July celebration.
From all the wonderful remembrances of Dave posted here, I wish I had been able to know him better!
Wishing you peace at a difficult and sad time.
Prayers to you!❤️❤️❤️😝

Terry W. Ketcham
Terry W. Ketcham
18 days ago

I remember well the first time I met Dave. It was the early 1990s when he came into the WSP South Office to talk about funeral escorting. At the time I wasn’t aware that there were motorcyclists who escorted funerals. In 1995 I started riding for the same company that Dave worked for. We rode together until I retired in 2017. Dave was a rock solid rider, a gentleman, and a true friend. Paula, we can guess at the grief you feel in this loss. Please know that we grieve with you and will always honor Dave’s name. God bless you.

Lois Van Hoyt
Lois Van Hoyt
18 days ago

One of a kind…both David and Paula. Love them both and thank them for arriving at our house on Christmas Eve bringing Mr and Mrs Clause and smiles and love to all. When looking up to the sky and see a beautiful shining star know he is sitting out there looking
down watching over Paula and telling others he is ok ❤
Only thing David you forgot your Everclear as it won’t ever be opened now! Give my love a hug for me and thanks for the memories ❤

Garry M Plesha
Garry M Plesha
18 days ago

Dave my brother on wheels, for the time I knew you, you were always my friend. You shall be missed, and I for one have shed a tear for your loss. It hurts to hear of our loss, and for all that knew you it is a loss that we can never have filled, you were definitely one of a kind, and you will be missed. Good bye my friend, the world will never be the same without you. Peace out.

Judd Meyers
Judd Meyers
18 days ago

Dr. Dave…FTO…Korn…Pappa Dave…(I have more…) you impacted my life. I first met you at an Oyster Run about 20 years ago and you had your flashing name tag on. You had me “drink from the gas tank” and I was connected ever since. After Ed Graddon let me join you guys doing Motorcade back in 2003 you were one of my “FTO/Trainers”. You trained me on good (but kinda crazy) Motor Officer skills and then “out on the town” stuff. (Can’t get into details here…) I see that a couple of the guys posted here that I remember and they were wild times. You had me doing things with my Harley that I didn’t think were possible. You also invited me into your Friendship which was very nice. Hanging with you in your museum (garage) was very fun. It was nice hanging out there with you about a year ago and I will cherish the memories forever!

Barry Wilson
Barry Wilson
18 days ago

Barry and Linda Wilson
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Barry Wilson
Barry Wilson
18 days ago

Can’t think of what it will feel like not being able to hear his rich voice/heart laugh just once more but, knowing he is safe, secure and “comfy” now, also gives me “comfort”…Loveya Buddy…
Yer …”CANADIAN BEAR”…

Jim & Karen Canterbury
Jim & Karen Canterbury
18 days ago

Paula, Were so sorry to hear about David’s hospitalization and passing. David and you will always be in our thoughts and Prayers. David was a gentlemen and fun to spent time together. He will be missed by all and especially you. God Bless to you.

Rick Blank & Laurie Balistrieri
Rick Blank & Laurie Balistrieri
18 days ago

Paula, we are very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We remember fondly all the times you and Dave spent with us during 4th of July celebrations at Flo Villa. Dave’s deep, melodic voice, humor, good will, and laughter will always be in our memories. Our deepest condolences to you and your families.