OBITUARY

Alford Graham Easterling Sr.

August 15, 1930February 18, 2019

Alford Graham Easterling (8.15.1930 – 02.18.2019)

Alford “Al” Graham Easterling, age 88, passed away February 18, 2019. Al, the youngest of 3 siblings, was born in Bradenton, FL on August 15, 1930 to Ethyl and Thomas Easterling. Al grew up in Bradenton and graduated from Bradenton High School in 1947. Soon after, he joined the United States Navy and served our country as an E-3 Airedale on the Princeton off the coast of Korea during the Korean Conflict. Upon being honorably discharged, Al returned to States and attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After college Al was employed at the Army Depot in Atlanta, GA. It was there that he met, fell in love and ultimately married Faye Kennedy on December 1, 1957. Their daughter, Laura, was born in Griffin, GA. Faye and Laura followed Al to Arlington, VA when he accepted a position with the Quartermaster General in Washington, DC. Their son, Graham, was born in Arlington, VA.

The Easterling’s purchased a home in Annandale, VA. Al settled in to rising through the ranks with the Quartermaster General and then transferred to the FAA. In 1971, the Easterling family moved to Colleyville, TX, when Al transferred with the FAA, then in Ft. Worth, TX. Al was Chief of the Accounting Division until his retirement in 1989. He remained in Colleyville until his death.

Al loved to ride motorcycles in his younger years. He was an avid reader and became an Advanced Toastmaster. After his retirement he was going to write the Great American Spy Novel and took writing classes. When his children were growing up, he loved to play board games with them in the evenings after a busy day. Al loved computers and spreadsheets. He and his family attended First Methodist Church of Colleyville.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas Crawford Easterling; sister, Claire Davis, and his wife, Faye. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Ann Easterling, Colleyville; son, Alford Graham Easterling, Jr and his wife, Kaye.; step-grandson, Patrick McCallum, Dallas, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Biography

Alford “Al” Graham Easterling, age 88, passed away February 18, 2019. Al, the youngest of 3 siblings, was born in Bradenton, FL on August 15, 1930 to Ethyl and Thomas Easterling. Al grew up in Bradenton and graduated from Bradenton High School in 1947. Soon after, he joined the United States Navy and served our country as an E-3 Airedale on the Princeton off the coast of Korea during the Korean Conflict. Upon being honorably discharged, Al returned to States and attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

After college Al was employed at the Army Depot in Atlanta, GA. It was there that he met, fell in love and ultimately married Faye Kennedy on December 1, 1957. Their daughter, Laura, was born in Griffin, GA. Faye and Laura followed Al to Arlington, VA when he accepted a position with the Quartermaster General in Washington, DC. Their son, Graham, was born in Arlington, VA.

The Easterling’s purchased a home in Annandale, VA. Al settled in to rising through the ranks with the Quartermaster General and then transferred to the FAA. In 1971, the Easterling family moved to Colleyville, TX, when Al transferred with the FAA, then in Ft. Worth, TX. Al was Chief of the Accounting Division until his retirement in 1989. He remained in Colleyville until his death.

Al loved to ride motorcycles in his younger years. He was an avid reader and became an Advanced Toastmaster. After his retirement he was going to write the Great American Spy Novel and took writing classes. When his children were growing up, he loved to play board games with them in the evenings after a busy day. Al loved computers and spreadsheets. He and his family attended First Methodist Church of Colleyville.