Charles M. Easley, 89, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Meadow Manner Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, Illinois. He was born on October 2, 1927 near Pawnee, Illinois to the late Frank and Ruth (Vancil) Easley. He is survived by his daughter, Gloria (Robert) Duff of Jasper Alabama; grandsons, Gerald Jr. and Timothy and his brother Homer (Pauline) Easley of Aurora, Illinois. He was proceeded in death by his wife Wanda (Masters) Jackson, son Paul and daughter Rachel and sisters Louise (Bill) Ham and Mary (Ralph) True.
Charles was a WWII veteran, having joined the army at age 17. Just before he was to be shipped to the battle front congress passed a law that no one under 18 could serve in the war zone so he finished his tour of duty in Fort Knox, Kentucky. After discharge he returned to Morrisonville, Illinois and joined his father building many farm and commercial buildings and houses in Morrisonville and the surrounding area. He spent the rest of his career in the construction field in New Albany, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio before retiring to Morrisonville. He was an active member of the Taylorville Southern Baptist Church spending many hours maintaining the church building as well as serving on the board.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 9:30- 11:00 AM with a funeral service following, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Richard L. McKirahan officiating. Burial will follow at the Mound Chapel Cemetery, Owaneco, Illinois with military graveside honors.