Memorial service for Allan Carlisle Easum, 87, Lawrence, will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The Easum family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday before the service.
Mr. Easum passed peacefully Thursday, July 31, 2014 at his home after an extended battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
He was the third of nine children, born October 20, 1926 on a farm near Toronto, Kansas in rural Woodson County, to Allan Clyde and Hildred B. Carlisle Easum. He had ten years of schooling in Quincy, Kansas. The family moved to Lawrence in 1942 and he graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1944.
Mr. Easum served two years in the United States Army Infantry during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific area. He worked at Pickens Brothers Machine Works and Morgan Mack Ford. Mr. Easum opened and operated Ace Steering & Brake Service from July of 1963 until his retirement.
He loved working horses and pulling ponies throughout the mid-west for over 45 years. He was a member of the American Legion Dorsey Liberty Post #14, VFW Alford-Clarke Post 852, past president and member of the Jayhawk Pony Pulling Club, Douglas County Trail Riders, and a member of the Horse Pullers Hall Of Fame.
He married Dorothy McCall on September 24, 1948. She died November 28, 2004.
Survivors include 2 sons, Gerald Allan Easum and Daniel Clark Easum; 5 grandchildren, Stacy Potter, Andy Easum, Amy Domann, Audrey Nelson, and Erin Easum; 2 step-grandchildren, Summer Skeet and Mandy Lawrence; 15 great grandchildren; and a sister, Nelda Hodson.
He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Chuck, Norm, Roy, Cloyce, and Darrel Easum; 2 sisters, Donna Reynolds and Eva Icks.
The family suggests memorials to the Allan C. Easum Vocational Scholarship Fund for Perry-Lecompton High School, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.