Hubert Easterling - 1922-2009
Hubert Easterling of Rush passed away Wednesday evening, April 1, 2009, in Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
Mr. Easterling was 87, born Feb. 23, 1922, in Carter County, a son of the late Lewis Frederick and Maggie Hollingsworth Easterling.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gwendolyn Maxine Fowler Easterling. Hubert served our country faithfully with the United States Army during World War II in the Rhineland and Ardennes campaigns, receiving a Purple Heart and two Bronze Campaign Stars for his bravery and service. He was a self-employed carpenter, a member of the VFW, an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening.
Along with his wife, Hubert is survived by a sister, Mary Katherine Maddox of Somerset, Ky., and several nieces, nephews, special friends and neighbors he shared his life with.
Also preceding him in death were four sisters, Besse L. Young, Faye E. Rucker, Rena E. Leibee and Mildred K. Easterling; and six brothers, Orville Easterling, Joseph R. Easterling, Ray W. Easterling, Rupert Easterling, James E. Easterling and Lewis Frederick Easterling, Jr.
Funeral services in honor of Hubert Easterling will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Words of comfort will be offered by the Rev. Walter Wilcox and the Rev. Norman Potter. Final rest will follow committal in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Military rites will be by American Legion Post 93 Kenova, W.Va.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.