Howard Glendell Easley, age 74, of Saltillo, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, at his home.
He was born in Henderson, Tenn., the son of the late Charlie and Estelle Droke Easley. He went to school at Montezuma. He married Rubye Parker in 1962. He worked as a police officer in Bolivar, Adamsville and Henderson for about 20 years. He then was a truck driver for 20 years and retired in 2006. He was a member of Old Union Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading the Bible and listening to 104.9 on the radio. As a police officer, he was a recipient of the Silver Star for Bravery and the Exceptional Bravery Award, and was listed in Who’s Who in Law Enforcement (for capturing a fugitive who killed another police officer). He was a Master Mason.
He is survived by two sons, Steven W. Easley and wife Tabitha of Savannah and Phillip D. Easley and wife Misty of Holladay, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Easley was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rubye Louise Jewel (Parker) Easley; two sisters, Victoria Peterson and Loucille Couples; and two brothers, Mayhew Easley and Dewell Easley.
Funeral services were 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Shackelford Funeral Directors–Johnson Chapel with Randy Mead officiating and burial followed in Bethel Cemetery.