Easton James Root was born on July 31, 2013, and lived a full and beautiful life until his passing on September 3, 2022.
He was the only son of Laura and Brad Root of College Station and brought more joy to their lives than they could ever put into words.
He grew up in College Station, attended Spring Creek Elementary School, and spent most weekends with his parents at their family lake house on Lake Limestone.
He radiated love and light, with sparkling blue eyes and a shy smile. He had his own distinctive style, preferring to wear sports jerseys or under armor clothing in his favorite color, bright green. He purposely wore bright colored mismatched crew socks every day, only taking them off for baths.
He loved his family, his cat, and competitive sports, especially baseball. An all-star athlete, he played simultaneously on soccer and baseball teams, both little league and select. He enjoyed learning the strategies and rules of everything he played, with a goal of constantly improving and winning.
His favorite outdoor pastimes were anything that involved running, playing, or competing, as well as swimming and fishing. He also loved building and engineering Lego cities, playing board games and video games, and watching movies.
He was a hard worker full of determination and purpose. He did well at school and his favorite subject was math. He was extremely creative and dreamed of being an entrepreneur one day. His kind heart was known by all his friends. One classmate remembered, “you could always find a friend in Easton if you didn’t have someone to play with.”
He will be forever missed by his parents, Laura and Brad; his grandparents, Allen and JoAnn Root and Sherry and James Killingsworth; his aunts and uncles, Jeff and Bonnie Kunkel and Joey Killingsworth; his cousins, Lily, Hunter and Cash Kunkel; and his beloved cat, Zuma.
His celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 10th, at Hillier Funeral Home in College Station, with a visitation at 1 p.m. and memorial service at 2 p.m. Following his service, he will be buried at Alexander United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bryan.
Please honor Easton with your bright colors and socks for his services, as we celebrate his light.
Any photos or personal stories you wish to share with his family at firstname.lastname@example.org would be a comfort during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation in Easton’s name to the Ronald McDonald House of Houston or the Children’s Transplant Initiative.