William Dee Eastwood, age 90, a resident of rural Bronson, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Allen County, the son of Henry Edward Eastwood and Esther Marie Jackson Eastwood.
Dee served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He married Stella Irene Phillips on Aug. 10, 1950. She preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1976. He later married Erma F. Sproat on June 30, 1978.
Dee was a farmer, a cattleman and an oil producer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Consistory and the Mirza Shrine as well as the Iola Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Erma; and three daughters, Linda Mefford and husband, Don, of Mound City, Dea Ann Kuhn and husband, Allen, and Cheri Smith and husband, Larry, all of Wichita; seven grandchildren, Shon Mefford, Jason Mefford (Cindy), Kelsey Kuhn (Ben), Nick Smith (Christine), Brandon Smith, Adam Smith (Amanda) and Suzie Smith (Anthony) and several great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Shinn and a brother, Wilbur Eastwood.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Monday at the chapel. Private family burial will take place in the Moran Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Bronson Library and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, P.O. Box 93, Bronson KS 66716. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.