December 10, 1927 – January 22, 2012
Edgar Lee Easley, 84 of Orrick, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Sunday evening, January 22, 2012 at the Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, Mo.
More commonly known by close friends and family as Lee, was born on December 10, 1927 in Pea Ridge, Ark., to Edgar Rice Easley and Nancy Pearl (Skaggs) Easley. On February 6, 1946, Lee entered active duty in the U.S. Army and served until his honorable discharge on July 16, 1947. He was united in marriage to Lola Lee January on November 6, 1948, and together they moved to the old northeast area of Kansas City in 1949. He and Lola remained in Kansas City until they moved to Orrick in 1987.
Throughout his life, Lee had owned and operated various businesses. Among them were a full service gas station, an auto parts company and an automobile sales company. He also had owned a tow and recovery service and an auto auction service as well as having been a mechanic. His enjoyed fishing, collecting old cars and hobby farming. He was a Baptist by faith.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Carl, and sisters, Joyce, Louise and Katherine.
Lee is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lola Lee Easley, of the home; sons, Rick Easley (Lema) of Kansas City, Mo., Jack Easley (Marla) of Ames, Iowa, and Randy Easley (Pam) of Orrick, Mo.; brothers, John Easley (June), Jack Easley (Minnie), all of Pea Ridge, Ark.; a sister, JoAnn Collins of Pea Ridge, Ark.; grandchildren, Samuel Easley, Lance Easley, Zac Easley, Lisa Rogers, Katie Easley, Kyle Easley, MacKenzie Rivers, Makayla Easley and Walker Easley; and great grandchildren, Mason Rogers, Logan Easley, Easton Easley and Ty Easley.
The family will greet friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 followed at 2 p.m. with a Memorial celebration at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Inurnment will follow with full military honors at South Point Cemetery near Orrick.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be given to The Orrick Baptist Church Casserole Ministry.
My condolences to the Easley family. He will be remembered by many of his friends from the KCPD, from the time he seviced our undercover cars.
We were so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. We knew that he was sick and in Cameron, but like always we were not prepared for this great loss.
Our prayers are with the family during this time of grief, that God will be with all of you. God will send his comforter to be with you and to smooth the way of recovering.
God Bless & keep you all safe
Bill and Carrol McAnally
My sincere condolences to the Easley family. Lee was a long time friend. I have fond memories from the APCO station on St. John, the auto auction and the KCPD.
Marvin (Mark) Halstead
I know Lee has been sick for a long time and this has been tough on the family and losing Lee is also tough, but we have the hope of eternal life and will see him again when we pass his way.
Lola has always had a special place in my mom’s and dad’s heart and I couldn’t had a better friend than Rick all those years growing up at Northeast!
We have known Lee for many years & will always remember his smiling face and gentle manner. Our prayers are with the family.
Sandy & Wilson Moore
To the Easley family
So sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. He was a good man. What I remember most is his smile and sense of humor.
My prayers are with you.
Kathy and my thoughts are with you and family as you mourn the passing of your loved one. My you find solace in remembering the Blessings, Grace, and Joy that was experienced in life.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Easley Family during this most difficult time. God Bless and keep you! (Precious Memories-how they linger!) I hope knowing you have so many friends who sincerely care helps to ease your grief!
Judy G Overton
There are so many wonderful things to say about Lee, there isn’t enough space. He was an amazing man, friend, husband, father and had more integrity that anyone I know. He made a big difference in my life. He will be missed more than I can say.