Jimmy H. Easley, 70, of Port Arthur passed away at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
He was born on December 12, 1941 to Josephine Atchison Easley and Horace Henry Easley in Port Arthur, Texas. Jimmy was a lifelong resident of the area. He received his Instrument certification at Lamar University. Jimmy retired from Motiva as an instrument man after 34 years, he also retired from TNRCC, now TCEQ as a field engineer. He was an avid hunter and affiliated with the Baptist faith. Jimmy was a ham radio operator with the call sign KE5KFE. He was actively involved with the Red Cross, C.E.R.T., CCOPR Neighborhood Watch and the Coast Guard Auxillary.
Visitation will be on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson with Rev. Donnie Robbins, Jordan Robbins and Brian Lee, officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
The Family request that those attending the funeral service to please wear camouflage shirts and blue jeans to honor Jimmy’s passion for hunting.
Serving as pallbearers will be Aaron Easley, Ryan Rhodes, D. J. Garriga, Mike Rhodes, Larry Rice and Eddie Rice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, James, his sister, Thelma Roberts and his brother, Milton Woodall.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kathryn “Kathy” Easley of Port Arthur, Texas, his son, Richard Easley and wife Debra of Port Arthur, Texas, his daughters, Rebecca Easley Garriga of Port Arthur, Texas, Regina Easley Rhodes and husband Mike of Lumberton, Texas, his six grandchildren, Angel Lee and husband Brian, Kari Robbins and husband Jordan, Aaron Easley, Ryan Rhodes, Shea Garriga and D. J. Garriga, his great grandchildren, Adilynn Robbins, David Lee and Remington Robbins, his niece, Darlene Cormona, his nephews, Larry Rice and Eddie Rice and a host of many who considered him their inspiration in life and his beloved pet children Little Girl, Gizzie, Cutter, Baby and Little Sister.