John Easom

John Wilder Easom

SHREVEPORT, LA - Mr. John Wilder Easom, 82, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, at Osborn Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18th, in the chapel of Osborn Funeral Home with Pastor James Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.

Mr. Easom was born June 1, 1930 in Shreveport, LA where he was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Fair Park High School in 1947 and Louisiana Baptist College in 1952. John spent his life devoted to God, family and friends and was always thinking of what he could do for others instead of himself. He was a loving husband, wonderful father, and grandfather. He was an active member of Willow Point Baptist Church, a lifetime Mason, Sandman, Jester and Recorder of the El Karubah Shrine. John retired from the Shreveport Police Department in 1984.

Mr. Easom was preceded in death by his parents, J. H. and Bessie Wilder Easom, brother, Wilburn Harmon Easom; and sister, Pauline Easom Hunter He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Wheeler Easom; daughter, Lynne Easom Arnold and husband, Herbert; sons, John Michael "Mike" Easom and John Michael "Wilder' Easom; grandchildren, Austin Edward Arnold, Chandler William Arnold and Katelyn "Katie" Loraine Easom.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Arnold, Jerry Chandler, Robert Lee, Pete Hamilton, Pete King and Shelly Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sandmen of El Karubah Shrine.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103.


Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 17, 2012