Funeral services for Willie Easton, 98, of Lexington will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Memorial Assembly of God Church in Purcell. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the McGee Cemetery near Stratford under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Easton entered Heaven’s Gates on Sunday, September 8, 2019.
William Alvin Easton was born November 10, 1920 in Charleston, Coles Co., Illinois, the son of William Nathan and Mada B. (Parrish) Easton. He came to Oklahoma in 1931 to Oil Center (north of Ada), and then moved in to Ada in 1934. In 1940, Willie joined the CCC, working at the Purcell camp, in Sentinel, and in Watonga.
Willie was drafted into the United States Army in July of 1942, and served his country proudly during World War II. On July 12, 1944, he landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, and fought across Normandy, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and into Germany. He was wounded in the battle of the Hurtgen Forest Dec. 2, 1944 and spent three months in hospitals before being shipped back home to the United States.
After writing a girl from Stratford, he eventually married this girl. She was Euva Jean Eeds, and they were united in marriage on April 17, 1945. They moved to Lexington in July, 1954, and together they raised two sons, Alvin and Mark.
Willie established Easton’s Upholstery Shop on Main Street, and owned and operated it for many years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, and a longtime and faithful member of Purcell Memorial Assembly of God church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Nathan and Mada (Parrish) Easton; his wife of 68 years, Euva Jean (Eeds) Easton and brothers and sisters, Frankie, Tommy, Mildred Ragland, Edith Harrison, Ileene Shonts, Jewell Easton, and Richard Calhoun.
Willie is survived by his two sons, Alvin and Weeta Easton of Moore and Mark and Kris Easton of Lexington; three grandchildren, Kevin Easton of Moore, Abby Easton of Norman and Noah Easton of Kalamazoo, Michigan; great-grandchildren, Brooke Vegas Patterson of Lexington, Cannon Ian Eastep of Baltimore, Blake William Eastep of Lexington and Elenor Olivia Eastep; stepgrandson, David and Seanna Izzo of San Antonio, Texas, and step-great grandchildren, Ethan, Courtney, and Wesley Izzo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missions Fund c/o the Memorial Assembly of God Church, 701 W. Monroe, Purcell, OK 73080.
Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.