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CHARLES EASTERLING Obituary

EASTERLING, Charles "Ray," 62, of Richmond, Va., died suddenly on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Ray graduated from Collegiate Schools in 1968, where he lettered in four sports. Ray won a scholarship to play football at University of Richmond by his sophomore year. He was voted Little All-American his senior year and was drafted in the ninth round by the Atlanta Falcons. He played defensive back for nine years. During the off-season, his greatest joy was sharing his faith in Jesus Christ with youth. After retiring in 1980, Ray succeeded in the financial services industry, a football camp for local youth and co-founding Easterling-Zacharias Health Institute. Ray is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Ann; his daughter, Elizabeth Easterling Perry; and son-in-law, Eric Alan Perry; two brothers and their wives: Dr. Robert Ewing Easterling and his wife, Dr. Susan Atkins; Richard Lee Easterling and wife, Anne Kincheloe Easterling. The family will receive friends at 3420 Traylor Drive, Richmond, Va. 23235 on Sunday, April 22 from 6 to 8 pm. Services of Celebration will be held at Sycamore Presbyterian Church, Midlothian, Va., Monday, April 23 at 10 am.


This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Published online on 4/21/2012 courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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