Ray Luker Easley passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the age of 83 at his home in Patterson, Louisiana, following a lengthy battle against Parkinson’s disease. He was a native of De Leon, Texas, and a resident of Patterson for over 50 years. He began work in the oil industry with Kerr-McGee Transworld for 17 years. He then worked for Mobil Oil Corporation for 24 years, retiring as a “company man”, also known as a drilling supervisor. He was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Patterson for over 50 years, serving many years as a Deacon. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Doric No. 205 F. & A.M., Morgan City, LA and attained the degree of Master Mason. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his true joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered as a quiet, strong, honest family man who could be counted on in all situations.
Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Barbara Tarrant Easley; their two sons, Lonnie Ray Easley and his wife Rebecca, and Darrell Lee Easley and his wife Katheryn; a brother, Edmer Easley; two sisters, Jane Nowlin, and Martha Beaty and her husband John; grandchildren Joshua Easley, Hannah Easley, Sarah Easley, Rachel Easley, and Mary Easley Comeaux and her husband Jay Comeaux, Katie LeBlanc, and Cameron LeBlanc; one great-grandson, Alexander Comeaux; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar Earl Easley and Vera White Easley; four siblings, Florene Watson, Jack Easley, Willa Faye Rogan, and Jo Kathryn Ratliff.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson on Monday, July 24, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Ibert’s at 11:00 a.m. Rev. John Elliot will conduct the service. Visitations and services will also be held in De Leon, TX on Friday, July 28, at Nowlin Anders Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Matt Morgan, followed by burial in De Leon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Mr. Ray’s memory to First Baptist Church of Patterson, P.O. Box 397, Patterson, LA 70392.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.