John Eastburn

Thursday, May 24, 2012

John Allen Eastburn, 65, of Chicago, Ill., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, with his sister and brother-in-law at his side at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (V.A. Hospital) in North Chicago, Ill.

He was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Geneseo, Ill., to Rex A. Eastburn and Betty Shafer Eastburn. He was a longtime resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and a 1965 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. He had also been a member of the Disabled American Veterans since his discharge from the Army in 1971.

He is survived by his sister, Mary (Jim) Greer of Wheaton, Ill.; niece, Kim (Chad) Rapper; nephew, Kevin (Rebekah) Greer; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by the funeral at 10 a.m. at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff with the Rev. Ron Hunt officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens in Poplar Bluff.