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David E. Easton, 83 Of Farmville Dies Tues., April 7

APRIL 9 – David Emmett Easton, 83, of Farmville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was loved by many and respected by all.

He was born on December 14, 1925 in Charlottesville, a son of the late William Wallace and Beulah (Clements) Easton.

Mr. Easton served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. He was a life member of the Charlottesville Lions Club, former member of the Falcons Club, and served as an Usher for many sporting events at the University of Virginia for 39 years. He was a member of the Scottsville, Waynesboro and Charlottesville Fire Depts. and loved his work-shop, collecting clocks and horses, and sports. His favorite pastime was watching his great-grandson Hunter play sports. He retired as Dairy Manager from A&P in 1989, after which he worked as a school crossing guard with the Charlottesville Police Dept until 2006.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Lawrence and Richard Easton; and three sisters, Carrie Rush, Florence Critzer and Virginia French.

Survivors include his wife, Edith (Ripley) Easton, who was the love of his life and with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on April 14; son, David Lee Easton of Charlottesville; daughter, Dolores (Easton) Tingley and husband, Bob of Earlysville; two brothers, James Austin Easton of Scottsville and Fred Jackson Easton of Charlottesville; granddaughter, Lisha Joseph Gilliam of Farmville; step-grandson, Bryce Tingley of Charlottesville; great-grandson, Hunter Pratt Gilliam of Dillwyn; a number of nieces and nephews and many special friends.

A funeral service was conducted Thursday at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville. Burial followed in Scottsville Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of the Hills in Farmville.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Charlottesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fuqua School Pool Fund, P.O. Drawer 328, Farmville, VA 23901.

Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville, served the family.