(February 26, 1946 – February 4, 2022)
Linda Sue Easley, age 75, of Odessa, TX and Sunnyvale, TX, passed from this life into eternity on Friday, February 4, 2022, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Sunnyvale.
Born February 26, 1946, in McCamey, TX to Ava Lou (Schane) Smith, Linda graduated from McCamey High School in 1964. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at First Baptist Church in McCamey.
Linda and the love of her life, Jimmie Easley, eloped on December 31, 1964. She and Jim loved telling the story of how Jim first asked her out on a date when she was a waitress at the Texas Café, and they ran off to New Mexico to get married. Jim always said he married the prettiest girl in town. Under this blessed union was born 3 wonderful children, Shane, Lance, and Senee. She and Jim were members of Crescent Park Baptist Church in Odessa.
Linda coached as a PE Aide from 1984 – 2002 at Gonzales Elementary School in Odessa, TX. She taught many years of Sunday school classes and vacation bible school. Linda also volunteered at the Crisis Center of West Texas in Odessa and enjoyed her book club, Aggie Moms club and traveling. Linda truly loved working with and helping young people. She was an amazing coach, mentor and educator and is remembered lovingly by her former students and fellow teachers.
Linda’s life revolved around taking care of and loving her family. She was the best mother and friend her children could have ever prayed for. She was the most adoring grandma to Ryan, Julia, Jenna and C.J., always cheering them on at sporting and school events, always first in line to play with them, and always ready with open arms to comfort. What precious memories they will have of a grandmother filled with love.
Linda is preceded in death by her son Lance Easley; mother, Ava Lou Smith; father and mother-in-law, Arlis and Molene Easley; and sister, Betty Smith Southern.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Jim Easley; son Shane Easley of Brownwood and daughter Senee Holditch and husband Brian of Sunnyvale; grandchildren Ryan Easley and wife Sarah of Odessa, Julia Easley of Zephyr, Jenna Schmidt and husband Austin of West Covina, CA, and C.J. Holditch of Sunnyvale; great-granddaughter Sonny Middleton of Zephyr; brothers Wayne Smith and wife Jan of McCamey and Ronnie Smith and wife Diane of Odessa; brothers-in-laws Ed Easley and wife Elaine of Odessa and Les Southern of Houston; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other friends and family members.
In lieu of flowers, the Family requests memorial gifts be made to the Crisis Center of West Texas, www.ccwtx.org.
The Easley, Holditch and Smith family would like to thank and express our sincere gratitude to each and everyone for all your prayers, floral and food offerings, and your presence with us during this most difficult time.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, at the Comanche Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 11, in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Comanche County.