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George Leroy Eastman

December 23, 1933 ~ July 2, 2019 (age 85)

TSgt George Leroy Eastman, 85, of Whiteville died Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the VA Home in Kinston.  He was born December 23, 1933 in Bemidji, Minnesota the son of the late Edward Ray Eastman and Minnie Iown Jones Eastman.

Mr. Eastman retired after 24 years of service in the United States Air Force and served as in the Korean War.  He also retired from National Spinning Mill in Whiteville.  He was co-founder, deacon and Sunday school teacher at Cornerstone FWB church.  His life centered around his family and his church.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vara Lee Simmons Eastman; son, Terry Eastman; parents, Edward and Minnie Eastman.

He is survived by seven children, Steven Ray Eastman of Goldsboro, NC, Edith Faye Eastman of Goldsboro, NC, Ben Eastman of Virginia, Shirley Goff of NC, Vickie Muir of SC, Ann Maynard of NC and Danny Eastman of Illinois; grandchildren, Heather Gibson Harris, Alec Grant, Taylor Crisp, Paige Gonzales, Laura Eastman, Sara Eastman King, Steven Jones, Chae Eastman, Bailey Maynard, Joseph Goff; great-grandchildren, Zoe Royal, Dustin Gonzales, Kaiden Gonzales, Junior Gonzales, Thaddeus King, Athen King, Liberty King, Bradley Spitler, Alexis Spitler, Austin Spitler, Makenna Grant, Avery Grant, Presleigh Goff & James Goff.

His funeral service with military honors will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Bryson officiating.  Burial will be in the Hosea Simmons Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

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