LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. William Frank Easterlin, Jr., 81, of Louisville, died at his home December 5, 2007.
He was the beloved husband of Lillian Abbot Easterlin. Mr. Easterlin was the Chairman of the Board of Queensborough National Bank and Trust, Louisville. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1948, Mr. Easterlin served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 until 1954. In 1954 he joined First National Bank and Trust of Louisville, becoming President in 1964. He served as President until 1997 when he became Chairman of the Board of First National Bank and Trust, now Queensborough Bank and Trust. He served as president of the Queensborough Company from its inception in 1985 until 1997. He was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club, member and past president of the Chamber of Commerce, member and past president of the Jefferson County Development Authority, member and past president of Louisville Industrial Development Corporation. He served as president on several occasions of the Ogeechee Valley Country Club. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Jefferson County Library. He was a member of the Augusta Country Club. Mr. Easterlin was an avid daylily grower and a member of the American Hemerocallis Society. He took great delight in sharing his certified Hemerocallis garden with friends and the community. Mr. Easterlin was the son of the late William Frank Easterlin, Sr. and Hulet Humber Easterlin of Americus, and the brother of the Robert Humber Easterlin of Americus. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, Louisville.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lillian Abbot Easterlin; two sons, William Frank Easterlin, III (Patricia) and Wright Abbot Easterlin (Laurie); two daughters, Hulet Humber Kitterman (William), and Lillian Carswell Easterlin, Louisville, twelve grandchildren, William Parker Kitterman (Imali), Margaret Eleanor Kitterman, Mary Hulet Humber Kitterman, William Warfield Easterlin, Clare Carswell Easterlin, Frank Larsen Ogeechee Easterlin, Ansley Marie Easterlin, Julia Hite Easterlin, Eliza Cates Easterlin, John Frederick Agel, III, Lillian Abbot Agel, Kathryn Wagstaff Agel. He is also survived by his cousins William S. Harris of Americus and many devoted nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at the Louisville Cemetery, following a private family mass earlier that morning. The Reverend Ronald Southerland, the Reverend Carl Andrew, and the Reverend Rosinal Ampah officiated.
Honoraray pallbearers were the Directors and Directors Emeritus of Queensborough National Bank and Trust.
Memorials may be made to The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeepers, P O Box 1925, Statesboro, GA 30459 or the Arts Guild of Jefferson County, P O Box 630, Louisville, GA 30434 or the Community Outreach Fund of St. Mary Magdalene, 321 West Seventh Street, Louisville, GA 30434.
May and Smith Funeral Directors in Sandersville were in charge of the arrangement.