Many Cannock business people knew and respected Alan Eade who sadly died earlier this year.
Tributes have poured in for the much-loved and respected Staffordshire company director who was well known as a Villa fan and would-be manager of Status Quo.
Alan died aged 66 in August after suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.
He was the managing director of Great Wyrley firm DataSave, a former chief executive of the South Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a founding member of the West Midlands IT Association.
Alan’s wife Brenice and sons Richard, Gary Christopher and Gavyn said they would like to thank people for the kindness shown since he died and for generous donations to the Motor Neurone Association of around £900.
Alan set up DataSave in 1995, but alongside working hard to build the company, he also maintained a passion for football, as a Villa supporter, family times and a love of music.
As a manager of several bands in his youth Alan passed up an opportunity to help manage Status Quo, having heard them play in a Birmingham club and complained about the acoustics.
Leading the tributes Peter Ralphs, chief executive of Southern Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry said: “The highest tribute you can pay to any individual, Alan deserves - he was a real human being and a great guy”.
Property developer Fred Pritchard, who had known Alan for around 30 years, added: “Having known Alan for some considerable time, I always found him to be a gentleman and a scholar; always friendly and helpful. He will be sadly missed.”
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