A funeral service remembering the life of Wiley Ben Easton, Sr., 79, will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 2, 2010, officiated by the Reverend Alexander H. Twedt. The service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Transfiguration, Cayce, S.C. with burial in Woodridge Memorial Park, Lexington, S.C. Visitation will be held at the church from 1:00 pm until the hour of the service on Friday.
Mr. Easton passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. He was a long time resident of West Columbia and a charter member of Transfiguration Lutheran Church. Wiley enjoyed a career in construction as Owner/President of W.B. Easton Construction Company and has worked with developers in the Columbia area since 1948.
Wiley Easton was born September 12, 1930 in Oconee County, S.C. He was the son of Dennis Massie Easton and Ella Maude Wiley Easton. The youngest of 8 children, he was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herman, Earl and Dick Easton; and sisters, Mabel Easton King and Ruth Easton Mason.
Mr. Easton is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Metts Easton; and their children, Wiley Ben Easton, Jr. (wife Beth), Tina Easton Robertson, Michele Easton Anderson (fiancé Timothy Smith), and Trevor G. "Trey" Easton (wife Valicia); grandchildren, Jennifer Easton Brooks, Wiley Ben Easton III, Christi Robertson Kellar, Mitchell Norris, David Anderson, and Lexi Easton; and 5 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Lorraine Easton Carpenter of Columbia and Virginia Easton Gibson of San Diego, California.
The family extends special thanks to Heartsstrings Hospice for the care they provided to Mr. Easton.
Woodridge Funeral Home, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, S.C. is in charge of the arrangements.