Richard Allan Easley, of Chatham, was installed as district deputy for the 38th Masonic District. Easley grew up on a tobacco farm and went on to graduate from Hargrave Military Academy. He attended Ferrum College and earned his bachelor's degree from Averett University. He was master of Carter Lodge No. 323 in Blairs in 1993. He has operated his insurance agency in Chatham since 1980 and the Virginia DMV Select office in Chatham since 2005. Easley merged his insurance agency with his son-in-law in Richmond and created the Easley Hedrick Insurance and Financial agency. "I'm here to do anything to help the lodges to grow," Easley said. Easley was installed during a ceremony at the Richmond Hilton with his wife, Susie.