Richard "Gilder" Easterling(1929 - 2012)

Richard "Glider" Easterling

Hattiesburg

Richard "Glider" Easterling, 82, of Hattiesburg, died September 28, 2012 at his home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2012 at Highland Cemetery.

Mr. Easterling was retired from Hercules in 1974, where he was an electrician. He served in the Army National Guard, was a member of Wesley Southern Methodist Church and was an avid sportsman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charla Jean Bell Easterling; a son, Charles Edward Hayden; a daughter, Beatrice Ann "Honey Bee: DeVries; his parents, James and Mary Easterling; great-grandson, Briar Underwood; brothers, Clyde Easterling, Curtis Easterling, Fred Easterling, J.R. Easterling, Frank Easterling, and Richard Easterling; sisters, Fannie Lee Easterling, Helen Wright, Mary Katherine Easterling, and Annie Ruth Easterling.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, David R. and Betsy Hayden, III of Ocean Springs, Richard C. and Lisa Easterling, John Bell and Darlene Easterling, all of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Julia Karr and friend, Mac Sharp of Moselle; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.

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Published in the Hattiesburg American on Sept. 30, 2012