James Donald Easterling

James Donald Easterling

James Donald Easterling, 80, of Monticello, passed away on June 28, 2016 at his home.

He was a United States Army veteran, retired construction contractor and a member of the Monticello Church of Christ. He loved music and playing the guitar.

He was born November 13, 1935 at Hope to the late Homer Easterling and Ola Mae Smyth Chism.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Easterling.

Survivors include his wife, Ione McClure Lloyd Easterling of Monticello; one daughter, Donna E. Burnett and husband Dub of Maud, Texas; three step-daughters, Lanelle Beavers and husband Rudy of Searcy, Michelle Blake and husband Scott of Mountain View and Shanna Baker and husband Greg of The Woodlands, Texas; a stepson, Michael Lloyd and wife Beverly of Monticello; two sisters, Betty Ashmore of Atlanta, Texas and Janice Link of Hope; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be on July 1 at 10 a.m. at Monticello Church of Christ with Paul Mowrer officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at East Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Texarkana. Visitation will be June 30 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.