Obituaries » Donald G. Easterwood, Jr.
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August 9, 1943 - January 15, 2017
Burial Date January 1, 1970
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Shreveport Marshall St.
A visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, LA
Donald Gilbert Easterwood, Jr. passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, from a brief illness. A visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, LA. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Don was born to Donald Gilbert Easterwood, Sr. and Jane Renfroe Easterwood on August 9, 1943. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, William Edward Easterwood. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Lane Smith Easterwood and daughters, Shelby Elizabeth Easterwood and Mary Katherine Easterwood and brother, John Harris “Jack” Easterwood. Also surviving him are his in-laws, Adelaide and Shelby Lee Smith; brothers-in-law, Shelby Lee Smith, Jr., and William Harrison Smith and wife, Cissie; and nephews, Delton Harrison Smith, Randolph Robert Smith, and Edward Shelby Smith; uncle-in-law, O. Delton Harrison, Jr.
Don lead an active life in many directions. He graduated from C. E. Byrd High School and Centenary College of Louisiana. He was an avid golfer and a former golf pro at Denver Country Club. Don served on the Louisiana Highway Commission under Governor Edwin W. Edwards while still a proud active member of the Republican Party. He was happily looking forward to the Presidential Inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017. Don formed Sunland Production Company in 1987, an oil and gas operating company, and served as president until his death. He was also a member of Petroleum Club of Shreveport and The Cotillion Club.
The family suggests memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Common St., Shreveport, LA 71101.