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John Wesley Easton

July 22, 1923 ~ March 27, 2018 (age 94)

John Wesley (Wes) Easton, age 94, of Bellefontaine, passed away at on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Logan Acres Care Center. He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on July 22, 1923 to the late Benjamin and Cora (Spurlock) Easton.


Wes joined the United States Marine Corps in December of 1942 and served in World War II.  He received a Purple Heart for injuries he received in Saipan. 


A union carpenter by trade, he worked for Knowlton Construction Company and Peterson Construction Company.  For many springs, Wes and Dixie enjoyed hunting mushrooms in Michigan. Wes enjoyed family gatherings usually including one of his favorites, homemade cherry pie. He was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds. Wes was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine, a life member of the Bellefontaine Elks Lodge, member of the Harold Kerr Post of the American Legion, Bellefontaine, and a member of the Ohio Masonic Lodge No. 227 in Findlay.


Along with his parents, Wes was preceded in death by brothers, Fred Easton, Harry Easton, and Louis Emmet Easton; sisters, Thelma Dear, Mildred Keegan, Martha Hinkle, and Rose Ellen Easton; and half-brother, Theodore Spurlock. 


On May 22, 1948, in Covington, Kentucky, Wes married Dixie Ann (Brugler) Easton. After celebrating 64 years of marriage, his wife passed away on August 11, 2012.


He is survived by his sons, Timothy L. (Brenda) Easton and Jeffrey J. Easton; grandsons, Wesley E. (April) Easton, Daniel L. Easton, and James M. (Abby) Easton; great grandsons, Gage and Daylon Easton; great granddaughters, Lauren, Julia, and Avery Easton; sister, Betty Reynolds; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Pastor Ron Irick will officiate a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be Monday, April 2nd from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rushsylvania Cemetery.


Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.



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