Doyce F. "Tarzan" Easterling, 93, of Valverde Street, Carlsbad, N.M., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Prell officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Doyce F. "Tarzan" Easterling was born April 16, 1920, in Bomartin, Texas, to Donald and Ida (Author) Easterling. He graduated from high school in Rule, Texas. Tarzan married Bernelda Modean Tidrow on Aug. 19, 1945. He moved to Carlsbad to begin work at the potash mines. Tarzan worked for US Potash and later Duval for many years. He then worked in several other mines in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming before retiring and returning to Carlsbad. Tarzan was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a life long member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge
No. 1558. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, B. Modean Easterling; granddaughter, Tammy Dawn Patton; sister, Evelyn Pitman; brothers: Doyle Easterling and Kenneth Ray Easterling.
Survivors are son Danny G. Easterling and wife, Ginny of Carlsbad, N.M.; daughters: Kathy J. Callaghan of Carlsbad, N.M., Pamela Ann Mohr and husband, Jeff of Hilham, Tenn., Christy J. Pool and husband, Randy of Logan, Kansas, Kim D. Easterling of Hilham, Tenn.; grandchildren: Cindy Easterling, Ronnie Easterling and wife, Jan, Rebecca M. Pennison and husband, Travis, Robert Curfman and wife, Cathy, Sheri Taylor and husband, Kevin, Julie A. Dobias and husband, Terry, Amanda M. Greene; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters: Margie Dunlap, Runiz Atkinson and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Pallbearers will be Travis Pennison, Terry Dobias, Ronnie Easterling, Cyndi Easterling, Danny Easterling and Robert Curfman.
Memorial contributions may be made to
, 2625 Pennsylvania NE, No. 225, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.