David E. Earl, 93, passed away March 20, 2014 in Benton, Arkansas. Graveside services will be held at Corinth Baptist Cemetery in Purvis, Mississippi on Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 pm.
David was born on February 6, 1921 in New Milford, CT to Ivan H. and Grace (Shrack) Earl and was 1 of 14 children. David made his home in Galliano, LA prior to moving to Benton, AR in 2008. He served in the Navy and was a retired auto mechanic.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bounds Earl; his son John Earl; and sons-in-law, Tom Roberson and Barney Sikes; as well as his brothers, Ivan, Clifford, Doug, Lester, Nellis, Chester and Kenneth.
He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Sikes of Benton, AR and Judy Roberson of Larose, LA. He leaves behind five grandchildren, Monica Liner, Darren Pitre, Wayne Charpentier, Bryan Charpentier, and Wendy Pitre; 12 Great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Ethel Burch, Alice Clark, Jana, Larry, Richard and Robert Earl.
The family would like to thank Arkansas Health Center and staff for their loving care.