Funeral services will be held for Val Gene Easley, 86, of Butler, at 2 p.m. Monday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.
Easley was born April 2, 1932, to Arthur and Ora Mae Easley in Mountain Park. He spent his younger years in the Snyder and Mountain Park areas, and later his family settled on a farm west of Butler. He attended school at Pie Flat until it closed, and then transferred to and graduated from Butler High School.
After graduation Easley helped his father farm. He was later the postmaster at Butler, operated a filling station in Butler, and he helped construct Foss Lake. He retired as an enforcement officer for the State of Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Size and Weight Division.
He enjoyed collecting antiques, toy farm tractors and pedal tractors. He traveled to many tractor shows, where he made numerous friends. Easley was known for his big heart and friendly smile. He loved old-time country gospel music, listening to Charles Stanley on Sunday mornings, and classic tractors.
He accepted Jesus at the age of 14 and was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Butler. He attended church at the First Christian Church in Clinton while his very close friend, Doyle Kinney, was pastor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Irene (Haggard) Easley; a brother, Gary Easley; and a son-in-law, Ferrell Butcher.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice (Cannon) Easley, of the home; two daughters, Sharon Butcher of Weatherford and Karen Borieo and husband Rick of Mustang; two step-daughters, Darla and Jeff Vanderpool of Roosevelt and Sondra and Billy Challis of Clinton; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one nephew, Ronnie Easley, and his children, R.J., Carissa and family; and one sister-in-law, Betty Easley.
The family will greet visitors from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
The service will be officiated by Doyle Kinney. Interment will follow at Butler Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.