Billy J. Easter, 82, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham.
The family will be at Bratcher Funeral Home for visitation on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Scholl officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.
Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Billy was born Monday, July 13, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Joseph Allen Easter and Ethel Duncan Easter. He joined the Army at age 15; was a drill sergeant at Ft. Leonardwood; served two tours in Korea; also served in France and Germany. He retired in January 1968, returned to Houston and worked for The Texas Department of Agriculture. In 1979 he came to Denison and worked as a code enforcement officer for the City of Denison. On February 14, 1980 he married Katherine Cundiff in Denison. He was a member of Pottsboro Church of Christ.
He is survived by wife Katherine of Denison; sons Randy Allen Easter & wife Glenda of Houston, Danny Dean Easter & wife Karen of Austin, Douglas Gray & wife Kristi of Denison; daughters Rhonda Jo Heckman & husband Ray of Austin, Debra Darlene Davis & husband Johnny of Houston, Starla Leadon Heaton & husband Mike of Corinth, Kathy Armstrong & husband Terry of Denison; sister Leadon Nowak of Houston; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents; first wife Doris Dean Easter; set of twin girls; Aunt and Uncle Bud & Vonda Hutsler.