Tim (aka “Toad”) Easum, 57, died in the early hours of April 20, 2023, at Overland Park Hospital following a moped accident injury sustained the morning of April 11, 2023, while driving in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born on December 5, 1965, in Topeka, Kansas and was adopted as an infant by Norman B. and Charlene Eugenia Easum.
Tim graduated from Lawrence High School, Class of 1984. As a career, Tim owned and operated Toad’s Delivery Service, operating mainly in the downtown Lawrence district for over 20 years where he was relied upon by local businesses for making deliveries and running errands. His day wasn’t complete until he made his rounds, always greeting people with a wave, a smile or fist bump. Tim was well known and loved by both members and shoppers of the downtown business community who considered him a “local treasure,” and could frequently be found at his favorite place the Downtown Barbershop. His work brought him great joy along with countless friends who are mourning his passing.
In addition to his parents, Tim was predeceased by a brother, Robert (Bob) Easum. Survivors include his sister Robin (Easum) Hurley, a niece Stephanie (Easum) Manley and nephew Ryan Easum, both of Lawrence, Kansas, a large extended family including numerous cousins, and many loyal and supportive friends who also became family to Tim.
A visitation will be held at 5:00 pm Saturday, April 29 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas. Family and friends are welcome, and an invitation will be issued for anyone attending who would like to say a few words in his memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tim’s name to the Douglas County Community Foundation would be a special tribute and greatly appreciated. Tim’s final and generous contribution was to be an organ donor.
Toad was a one-of-a-kind local legend and will be deeply missed. Rest in peace Brother.
Livestreaming will take place at https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/index.php?data=MTY4MjM4ODA4NDI0Nzg0OCZvbmVyb29tLWFkbWluJnZpZXdfYnV0dG9u
Graveside inurnment will be 5:30pm, Friday, May 5, 2023, at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Messages & Condolences
Rest in peace Toadcuzz . Horrible accident , it’s just so sad . Hey cuzz you give’er hell . I’ll put a Dr
Pepper at your resting place.
What a beautiful tribute tonight for Tim. I so enjoyed seeing the outpouring of love from his community family. Thank you Rumsey Yost for live streaming his service for those of us so far away.
My heart goes out to you.
Rest easy my friend..God be with u
I only knew Timmy as a very young child and didn’t see him but a few times, as I had moved away from the area, but I really liked his straight forward mom and his much quieter dad. Heaven will someday be filled with those raised by us rogue Carlyles.
The fabric that is home town Lawrence is torn with your passing, Tim. You were unique and wonderful and you reminded so many of us that we belonged to a small town even as the community exploded around us. Your passing leaves a hole in our hearts. Your memory will always be a reminder of where “us” Lawrencians came from, and who we are at the core; salt of the earth Kansas neighbors. I will always remember you at Amyx Barber Shop, stopping through on your way to do other errands. Sending love to your family and friends and all, like me, who found a smile on our faces when we saw you or talked with you. God bless you, Toad…Godspeed.
Did his own eat street and rounds before anyone period amen
Tim am going to miss you, seeing you at Dillon’s on my way to work in the morning. Always asking about me and my sisters. Loved running into at downtown barber where my husband gets his hair cut. My heart is broken and will seeing you around town on your moped.
I had the pleasure of knowing Toad for 30 years. What a wonderful human being, who brought joy and laughter to many. He never failed to ask me about my family, although the focus was supposed to be on him. I will miss him terribly. God bless Toad and his family.
Tim…we will miss you so much.
Lawrence will not be the same without you.
You made me laugh and smile every time I was around you.
God Bless you my friend.
Greg L. Simms
Rest in peace Tim….
My condolences to Tim’s family and the entire city of Lawrence. We lost a a good man whose character can never be replaced. I have known Tim for over 45 years and I have so many stories to tell. Some have only known Tim for 5 minutes and still have stories to tell. When remembering Tim, we can’t help but smile and laugh. He probably didn’t know that he touched so many lives. He always wanted to make people smile. To steal words from an old song, when you think of Tim, laugh don’t cry, I know he would want it that way. I hope to get to that point in time but right now, all I and so many other people have are tears. Thank you God for bringing Tim into our lives even it was so briefly. We will miss you Tim…