Earl died on April 1, 2017. He was 93 years old. Earl was born in Magnem, OK on January 29, 1924. He was a resident of Healdsburg for 79 years and married to his wife, Mary (deceased) for 67 years. Earl is survived by his sons, Stan (deceased) and his wife, Diana; Ron and his wife, Trish; Dennis and his wife, Brenda; daughter, Cindy Sullivan and her husband, Steve; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Earl and Mary were volunteers at Richardson Grove Redwood State Park for 20 years working at the visitor center.
Viewing will be held at Fred Young Funeral Home in Cloverdale on Friday, April 7th between 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 8th between 9-10 a.m. Services will be held at Trinity Baptist Church; 515 Powell Avenue in Healdsburg at 11:00 a.m. following a gravesite service at Oak Mound Cemetery. Lunch to follow at Trinity Baptist Church. Donations can be made to Trinity Baptist Church in memory of Earl.