Wilburn C. Easley

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Wilburn C. Easley, U. S. Air Force Warrant Officer, Retired, 90, of Waco, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008 at a local hospital. Military graveside services will be 11:00AM Wednesday, December 24th at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Elkhart with Rev. Clinton Bratcher officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Tuesday, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Wilburn was born July 27, 1918 in Elkhart to Robert McLellan and Etta Viola (Warren) Easley. He joined the U.S. Air Force at an early age. While in the military, he married his long time sweetheart, Bernice Steadman on February 28, 1942 in Houston. After retirement from the Air force, they moved back to Texas where Wilburn was employed by Allied Fence Co. for 23 years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bernice O. Easley of Waco; son, Paul Easley and wife, Elizabeth of St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada; daughter, Myra Dickey and husband, John of Waco; grandchildren, John (Chris) Dickey and wife Jane, Paula Brown, Benjamin Easley and Brittany Easley; great grandchildren, Brianne Wilson and Jase Brown; brother, John Easley; sisters, Robbie Kate Grimsley and Marietta Sadler; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Lake Shore United Methodist Church or The Gideons International.

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  1. Bill and Carole Wood

    It was a pleasure to have known Bill. He always had a
    good word and a friendly smile. We loved him.

  2. Bob & Helen Province

    What a great man Bill Easley was. His love for Bernice was always evident. I always called him Brother Bill and he called me Brother Bob. He will be greatly missed. We are better people for having know Bill and Bernice Easley.

  3. Ken & Diane Castello

    What a special friend and neighbor he was to us.
    We will miss him very much.

  4. Myra ~
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  5. Off. A.M. Whelchel

    To the Easley family,
    I am a Waco Police Officer who responded to the Easley house that day. I never met Mr. Easley but I can tell from his obit that he is someone I wish I had met. My sincerest condolences.

  6. Ill see you again soon, till then I will see you in my dreams.

    All my love,

  7. Dear Aunt Bernice,
    I am so sad to hear about Uncle Wilburn passing. Some of my fondest memories when growing up, were of when Uncle Wilburn, Granny Cleo, Mother,and you were talking about "the good old days".
    I am sure the three of them are catching up on things now.
    I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Dear Aunt Bernice, Myra & Paul,

    We are so sadden by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Phyllis and family

  9. Dear Myra and family,
    I was saddened to hear of Mr. Easley’s death.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I understand what it means to lose one’s father.
    Take care.

  10. I am very sad to hear Bill passed, I always enjoyed Bill and his stories and most of all he and his wife were great square dancers and as a caller I appreciated that. I will miss Bill.

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