JONESBORO - Edward Easley, 90, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 10, 1931, in Black Oak to the late John and Vergie Kirkpatrick Easley.
Edward served his country proudly in the United States Army.
He was a farmer all of his life. He also worked at Frolic Footwear for 16 years, at Nettleton Feed Store, and retired from Riceland Foods after 10 years.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Odean Harvey Easley; children, Penny Newton (Bill Bentley) of Trumann and Jerry Easley (Margaret), Danny Easley (Tammy), Fred Easley (Diane) and David Easley (Jennifer), all of Jonesboro; a sister, Opal Homesley of Bellville, Ill.; grandchildren, Derek Easley (Adrienne), Stephanie Duffel (Jonathan), Cody Easley, Michael Easley (Lauren), Kristen Branch (Cody), Shana Easley (Jamie), Jacob Easley (Bekah), Cyndi Redden (Scotty), Staci Haddick (Todd), Jeremy Haas and Tiffany Haas; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Easley, a granddaughter, Rachel Easley, brothers, Mark Easley and Roy Easley and sisters, Ophelia Easley, Maudie Varner, Gracie Presley, Shirley Goza, Katherine McIntire and Bonnie Criswell.
A celebration of his life will be 2 p.m. Friday at Gregg-Langford Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Log Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Michael Easley, Jacob Easley, Derek Easley, Cody Easley, Rusty Bednar and Ethan Duffel, and as honorary pallbearers, Colin Lozano, Cody Branch, Rick Hoke, Mason Duffel and Jeremy Haas.
Online registry: www. greggfh.com