James E. Eastwood, 85, of Gilbertsville, KY formerly of Girard, IL died at Marion VA Medical Center at 10:00 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2011. He was born on June 24, 1925 in Vienna, IL to Lloyd and Cora V. Hammel Eastwood. He married Laura Lee Proctor on March 5, 1946 and she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were a granddaughter Jolene Eastwood and two half brothers; Walter and Dean Eastwood.
Mr. Eastwood was a Navy Veteran serving during World War II, a member of Masonic Lively Lodge #786 of Riverton, Master Mason for 53 years. He was a Coal Miner in Pawnee #10 Mine for 36 years and retired in 1987 to Gilbertsville, KY. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Surviving are two daughters; Laura Lee (Larry) Schafer of Marion and Janine R. (Jeff) Feller of Springfield and one son James E. (Michelle) Eastwood II of Paducah, KY, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a half brother Roy (Pat) Eastwood of Energy, IL
Graveside Service: 11:00 am Monday, June 13, 2011 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Masonic Rites and Military Honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children or Blessed Sacrament Church.