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James Austin Easton

James Austin Easton

                         Name: James Austin Easton

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army


                         Rank: T-5

                         Dates of Service:12/13/1945-1947

                         Theater of Service: Europe

                         James Austin Easton's Oral History

James Austin Easton was born on September 11, 1927, in Albemarle County, Virginia; he was the son of William Wallace Easton (1882-1945) and Beulah Vista (Clements) Easton (1894-1977).  James married Lucy Christine Stargell on March 11, 1946, in Albemarle County, Virginia.  James passed away on February 5, 2017, in Fork Union, Fluvanna County, Virginia, and is buried at Alberene Cemetery in Esmont, Albemarle County, Virginia.

James Austin Easton Gravestone, Alberene Cemetery

James Austin Easton, Obituary
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia
February 8, 2017

James Austin Easton, 89, of Scottsville, passed away on February 5, 2017 at Envoy at the Village in Fork Union.

He was born on September 11, 1927 in Albemarle County, a son of the late William Wallace and Beulah (Clements) Easton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Lucy Christine (Stargell) Easton; four brothers, John, Lawrence, David, and Richard Easton; and three sisters, Carrie Rush, Florence Critzer, and Virginia "Jenks" French.

Austin was a lifelong plumber. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army. He was a member of the Scottsville Presbyterian Church; the Scottsville VFW Post 8169; and a lifetime member of the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting and watching baseball. He was a diehard New York Yankees fan.

Survivors include three children, Joan Easton Roberts and husband, Mike of Charlottesville, Jimmy Easton, and Larry Easton and his wife, Lisa, all of Scottsville; a brother, Jack Easton of Charlottesville; two grandchildren, Michaela Roberts and Michael Roberts, Jr.; a great-grandson, Logan Anthony Roberts; a special friend, Daniel Helmes; and a number of nieces, nephews, and many other extended family members and friends.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Scottsville Presbyterian Church. Interment with full military honors will follow at Alberene Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scottsville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 186, Scottsville, VA 24590; or to the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 381, Scottsville, VA 24590.

Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Family and friends may share memories and photos at

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