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BENJAMIN R. EASTERLING JR of Canal Fulton, OH died October 1, 2021 at the age of 71. A funeral director for forty-five years, he began working part-time at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home in Barberton. In 1978, Easterling started working at Swigart Funeral Home in Canal Fulton, which he purchased in 1989. He owned and operated it for thirty-two years. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he served as president and past president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and as their policy board representative for the National Funeral Directors Association.