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Calvin Weldon Easter

Born: Tue., Mar. 13, 1945
Died: Sat., Apr. 28, 2018

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Thu., May 03, 2018
Location: St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

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Calvin W. Easter

     Calvin Weldon Easter, 73, of Henrico, passed away on April 28, 2018.  He was born March 13, 1945 in Fancy Gap, VA.

     He is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Mary Katharine Hancock Easter; daughter, Katharine Ovella Ross and husband, John Charles Ross IV (Johnny) of Midlothian, VA; son, John Weldon Easter and wife, Ashley Vineyard Easter of Chesapeake, VA; son, Charles Hancock Easter and wife, Karina Page Easter (KP) of Queenstown, New Zealand; grandchildren, John Charles Ross V (Jay), Jacob Gordon and Levi Vineyard Easter; brother, Kenneth Wade Easter and wife, Carolyn Sparks Easter of Mount Airy, NC; sister, Mabelene Easter Beverly and husband, Donald Gray Beverly of Cana, VA; sister-in-law, Doris Lee Hancock of Richmond, VA; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Jacob Easter and Okla Ovella Sawyers Easter; his wife’s parents Robert Charles Hancock and Katharine Withers Hancock; and brother-in-law, Robert Alexander Hancock.

     This ’63 Hillsville High graduate worked at North Carolina Granite Corp. Quarry and attended Wytheville Community College before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.  Serving his country earned him both the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal.  After returning from Germany, Calvin earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a major in Accounting from Virginia Tech.

     He has been a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church for almost 40 years where he has served 18 years on the Vestry, 10 years as Treasurer and over a decade as Assistant Treasurer.  Additionally, he served as one of the five current board members of the St. Mathews Endowment Fund and was the Treasurer Ministry for the Anglican Frontier Mission.

     Through his 36 years of service with the Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club, he held positions as President, Board of Directors, District Cabinet Treasurer and many others including his least favorite, Tail Twister. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow and LOV Distinguished Humanitarian.  He most recently served as the First Vice District Governor for District 24-B and greatly looked forward to serving as District Governor.

     He has been a member of the American Legion Post 84 for the past 13 years where he served as Sergeant-of-Arms.  This silent servant of our community retired from Reynolds Metals Company after 26 years in May 1999. He moved on to be Vice President of Finance with Mailing Services for 8 years.  He then went on to work with CENVEO Printing and retired in 2013.  His years of retirement were filled with hard work for his various charitable organizations, couple’s bridge card games and traveling with his wife and kids.

     A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 1101 Forest Ave., Richmond, VA with a reception immediately following.  A private burial will be held at the Scottsville Cemetery in Scottsville, VA.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the charitable organizations in which Calvin was actively involved: St. Matthew’s Endowment Fund, Inc., Attention: St. Matthew’s Endowment Fund, 1101 Forest Ave., Richmond, VA 23229; Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club, Attention: David Bauer, P.O. Box 8214, Richmond VA, 23226-0214; or American Legion Post 84, P.O. Box 70820, Henrico, VA 23255-0820.

     Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.


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John & Brenda Whitfield
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dear Mary Katherine and the entire Easter family,

While words cannot really express out thought at Calvin's passing, Brenda and I are really stunned and overwhelmed by his death. Calvin was one of the finest person that we knew, and we always enjoyed our visits with him. Unfortunately, Brenda's health has prevented this for several years. I know that I have missed seeing him, and now I know that I can never see him again. At the present time I am on a musical tour of Europe until May tenth, so I will be unable to attend the funeral, which seriously hurts me. Brenda is really upset at his very untimely passing, and I don't think that she will be physically and mentally capable of attending, based on my phone calls with her. I understand that Matthew, who first told me about this sad event, will have to represent the Whitfield family. Love to all, John Whitfield

Dave and Florence Mowrey
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of his passing. We only had a few minutes to converse at the birthday party for Lisa, but I know it is a great loss to his family and all who knew him. May God comfort all of you throughout your journey.

   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
Dear family, may the God of all comfort (Psalm 83:18) strengthen you at this difficult time and may your cherished memories console you until the day you are reunited by means of the promised resurrection- Psalm 37:9,11, Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.

   Posted Thu May 03, 2018

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