John Edgar Easley
John Edgar Easley, 88, of Farmington passed from this life at home on Monday, December 6, 2021.
John was born in Farmington, New Mexico, on July 8, 1933, to James Warren Easley and Annie Claire (Utton) Easley.
On February 21, 1952, in Denver, Colorado, he entered the United States Air Force for a four-year term. During his term of service he qualified as one of 15 sharpshooters, scoring second from the top, in a group of 60 airmen. In addition, he earned the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. John was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force on February 20, 1956, and returned home to Farmington.
Upon return to his home town, he built a home on family property and worked a few different jobs including construction but was eventually hired on as a well technician with El Paso Natural Gas Company. He truly enjoyed working with the natural gas wells as he could spend time outdoors experiencing wildlife and the land.
During his lifetime he was his best self when fishing, hunting, or conversing with his friends and family.
On April 30, 1960, he married Myrna Lou Frame in a small ceremony in Durango, Colorado. They made their home in Farmington and over the next few years they welcomed four children to complete their family, Lori May, Lisa Rae, Jay Edgar, and Kyla Ralene.
John was preceded in death by his parents, James and Annie Easley, and, most recently his eldest brother, Jim Easley.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Myrna; children Lori (Phil) Cheney, Lisa Easley, Jay (Vonda) Easley, and Kyla (Eric) King; eight grandchildren, Jay Paul (Julie) Cheney, Logan Cheney, Tristan (Marian) Mead, Shawn Mead, Shalyn Easley, Monica (Anthony) Hampton, Eric Preston King, and K-Jay King; and ten great grandchildren, Benjamin Cheney, Nora Cheney, Taylor Mead, Christina Mead, Faith Tucker, Mia Bearden, Ava Hampton, Erica King, Salem Jackson, and Shealynn King. In addition, siblings Dorothy (Jonas) Kelley of Phoenix, Arizona, Mary Lou Newton of Clovis, California, and Tom Easley of Farmington, New Mexico, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their children.
A viewing is scheduled at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 17, 2021, at Farmington Funeral Home, 2111 W. Apache Street, Farmington, New Mexico. A service will follow immediately after the viewing at 2:00 pm. Internment will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery (Farmington, New Mexico) in early 2022.