August 13, 2009

A Great Loss

Pictured above is Col. Charlie Easterling and his beloved wife Wanda. Charlie passed away a few days ago after a short battle with cancer. He was only 57. Charlie was one of the two dozen of us fired by the new sheriff when he took office in January. Charlie worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years and served as Chief Deputy for the last two decades. I'll write more about Charlie later but please pray for his family as they try to come to grips with the realization that their patriarch is dead. Pray especially for Wanda, his daughter Renee and his granddaughter Candice.
That's Charlie peeking in the window. He and I were out riding around looking for photo opportunities. Though not a native of Camden County Charlie knew the county and its people very well.

Charlie had long since made his peace with the Lord. May his memory be eternal.

7 comments:

DebD said...

wow, that must be very tough for the family. I remember your blogging about Charlie.

Memory Eternal.

elizabeth said...

Memory Eternal. I remember your post about Charlie as well, and the pictures.

My small prayers.

Ian Climacus said...

Memory eternal!

Prayers for Charlie, and for all who knew and loved him -- especially yourself, for Wanda, Renee and Candice.

s-p said...

May all who knew him be comforted and his memory be eternal.

Foster Mama said...

What a great way to remember him. He was a great man.

King of Peace said...

Grant most merciful Father that, increasing in knowledge and love of thee, Charlie may go from strength to strength in the life of perfect service in thy heavenly kingdom. Amen.

Heather said...

I am Charlie's other grand daughter. I appreciate the kind words said of my grandfather. He truly was a great man. Papa had a lot of love for what he did.