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William Edward Ealy
03/03/1925 — 10/15/2012
From North, Las, Vegas, NV | Born in Ida, Louisiana
William Edward Ealy
Sunrise March 3, 1925 Sunset October 15, 2012
Our beloved Father, Grandfather and Great grandfather went home to be with our Lord on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the age of 87. The youngest of four children, William known by family and friends as "Ed" was born March 3, 1925 in Ida, Louisiana to Jim and Missouri Hammond Ealy. After attending school in Louisiana, Ed met and married the love of his life Francis Eurlene Butler in Doddridge, Arkansas September 6, 1946. To this union there were 4 children: Betty, Francine, James and Sandee. Ed enjoyed spending time with his family and many happy moments were spent together during family gatherings and family trips.
In the early 1950's our parents moved to Pasco, Washington. Dad united with St. James C.M.E. Church and was baptized by Rev. H. P. Hawkins. He served on several boards while a member at St. James C.M.E Church. He was also a member of the local Masonic Lodge of Pasco.
Known as Bill to co-workers our father worked as a laborer. He was a member of Laborers Union Hall #348 for over 50 years thru the Laborers Union Hall #348. Working as a laborer, dad's travels took him to Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska.
In 2010 Francis and Ed moved to Las Vegas, Nevada after their health started to fail.
Dad was preceded in death by his mother and father Jim and Missouri Ealy, loving wife of 64+ years Francis Eurlene, daughter Francine Owens, brother Booker Ealy, and sister Jinnie Lee Ealy. He leaves in God's care daughter Betty White and son in law Daniel White of Kennewick, WA, daughter Anta Marie "Sandee" Ealy of Las Vegas, NV, son James J. Ealy and daughter in law Shirley Ealy of Las Vegas NV. Seven grandchildren Shantel Ealy-Perry and husband Finis of Kennewick, WA , Dianna White of Kirkland WA, Daniel White Jr of Seatte, WA , Michele Owens of Richland, WA, Antonio Middleton of Las Vegas, NV, Lakisha Swayzer of Seattle, WA, Natasha Ester of Spring, TX, Sabrina Staples Stacy of Seattle, WA and fourteen great-grandchildren. Sister Georgia Jones and brother in law Earth Jones of San Diego, CA. God daughters Angela Blocker of Everett, WA, Dorothy A Bush of Norman OK, Linda Tate-Williams, of Richmond CA, Hannah Hollingquest-Brookins of Pasco, WA, Glenda Eaton of Benton City, WA and special great niece Tiffany Savage of Las Vegas, NV as well as a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be Friday, October 26, 2012 6-8p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The Home Going celebration will be Saturday, October 27, 2012 11 a.m. at Memories at Sunset Center, Richland, WA.
I remember seeing Ed & Francine walking the mall when I worked there. Love to see their smiling faces before opening for the day~RIP my friends!
I am so sorry to hear of your lost. Your Father was a great man and his memory will live on within your hearts. I am sorry I won’t be able to be at his Home Going but please believe the Pruitt family is praying for you and your family. God will take care of you.
God will definitely show you the way to smile again. Just remember all the good times you shared with your father, grandfather, godfather, uncle and cousin along with all the love he gave you throughout the years. He is not gone. He will live in your hearts forever.
I will miss your laugh “Pops”