Billy Joe Easter

July 13, 1931November 26, 2013
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Billy J. Easter, 82, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham.

The family will be at Bratcher Funeral Home for visitation on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Scholl officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.

Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Billy was born Monday, July 13, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Joseph Allen Easter and Ethel Duncan Easter. He joined the Army at age 15; was a drill sergeant at Ft. Leonardwood; served two tours in Korea; also served in France and Germany. He retired in January 1968, returned to Houston and worked for The Texas Department of Agriculture. In 1979 he came to Denison and worked as a code enforcement officer for the City of Denison. On February 14, 1980 he married Katherine Cundiff in Denison. He was a member of Pottsboro Church of Christ.

He is survived by wife Katherine of Denison; sons Randy Allen Easter & wife Glenda of Houston, Danny Dean Easter & wife Karen of Austin, Douglas Gray & wife Kristi of Denison; daughters Rhonda Jo Heckman & husband Ray of Austin, Debra Darlene Davis & husband Johnny of Houston, Starla Leadon Heaton & husband Mike of Corinth, Kathy Armstrong & husband Terry of Denison; sister Leadon Nowak of Houston; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents; first wife Doris Dean Easter; set of twin girls; Aunt and Uncle Bud & Vonda Hutsler.



  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 29, 2013


  • Burial

Billy Joe Easter

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Allen and Doris May

December 3, 2013

For Debbie and family. allen and I are sorry for your loss. I pray you are comforted for the loss of such a wonderful Dad.
Love you, Doris and Allen May

Cathy McRae Orlowski

December 3, 2013

My Deepest Condolences go out to the family. I am sending comforting prayers to All. He gets to Celebrate the Biggest and Best Birthday of All.

December 2, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. I understand how you are feeling. I will always be thankful for when you gave the xmas decoration that you bought from my dad. god bless you Vicki mitchell

December 2, 2013

To the Family of Mr. Billy Easter,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort and peace for your family. He may be gone from this earth, but he is never forgotten from his loved ones. I will keep you in my prayers.

Valerie Harris Broyles

Bill Jerrell

November 29, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD be
with you during this most trying time.
Bill Jerrell

Ollie Griess

November 29, 2013


So very sorry for your loss, I really enjoyed knowing both of you and visiting with you when I was down at Bob/Patsy's....she sent me email that Billy had passed. I will be thinking of you and remember you in prayer.

Love and Prayers, Ollie Griess (Bob's cousin from NE)

Pete Phillips

November 28, 2013

Billy was my best friend when we both worked for the City of Denison. We would both go to the Canton Trades Days. He loved to shop for antiques and great "finds". The best porcelain sign in my small collection is thanks to him--I will never know how he got ahold of it, but it is wonderful and I always think of him every time I look at it. Thanks, Sgt. Billy, for your friendship.

November 28, 2013

Katherine, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

David, Vickie and Kory Waller

Michael Armstrong

November 28, 2013

God blessed America with this man a devoted father and husband he will be missed but never forgot he lives again in heaven watching his loved ones at gods side god bless Billy Easter .

Tim & Deby Ivy

November 28, 2013

Thinking of you all- sending love and prayers! We know your hearts are heavy at this time. Blessings! Love Tim & Deby Ivy