Gary W. Easley, the son of James Hadley and Lorena Virginia (Ragland) Easley, was born September 25, 1936, in Farmington, Kansas. Gary graduated from Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Missouri, in 1953.
On March 23, 1954, Gary entered the United States Air Force and served his country for three years and eight months. He received his honorable discharge on November 22, 1957.
On September 19, 1956, Gary was united in marriage to Emma J. Stanton at her home in Rock Port. They made their home in Lincoln, Nebraska. They later moved to Watson, Missouri, where Gary farmed. Later he worked construction, operating heavy equipment. For 16 years he owned and operated Gary W. Easley trucking, then was employed by the Atchison County Highway Department, retiring in 2000. Gary and Emma also owned and operated the White Rock Motel in Rock Port.
Gary was a member of the First Christian Church, Rock Port and the Ralph Greer American Legion Post #49.
Gary passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Tiffany Heights Care Center, Mound City, Missouri, at the age of 84.
Besides his parents, Gary was preceded in death by daughter, Exa Lewis, and brothers-in-law, Tony Gaines and Jim Hollingsworth. Survivors include wife, Emma Easley, Rock Port; sons, Zane (Debra) Easley, Fortuna, California, Sean Easley, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Berri (Rhonda) Easley, Beatrice, Nebraska; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon Lynn Gaines, Rock Port, and Anne (George) Barnett, Tarkio, Missouri; one brother, Chris (Karen) Easley, Fairfax, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family memorial service was held Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, conducted by Pastor Richard Boettner. Private family inurnment was held at Linden Cemetery, Rock Port. Military rites were under the auspices of Ralph Greer American Legion Post #49, Rock Port. Memorials may directed to First Christian Church, Rock Port. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services were under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.