Cecil Bryan Earp, Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior with his loving wife, Maxine M. Earp at his side on Friday, August 8, 2014.
He was a Korean and Vietnam War Veteran of the U.S.A.F. He honorably retired after 22 years of dedicated service. He was very active in the American Legion, serving as an Arkansas State Department Executive Committeeman. He also active in the VFW and the Forty and Eight.
He was an active member of the First Baptist Church and of the Gideon Society.
He was well known around town as an avid Marathon runner and volunteer Track Coach at Camden Fairview High School for many years. He also ran in many local 5 and 10k races. His last race was here in Camden on July 4, 2014.
He was born and raised in Lamar, MO and graduated from Lamar High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Southern Illinois Univ.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine M. Earp, of the home and four children Judy Earp, Julie Earp Rodriquez, David Earp and John Earp. He is also survived by three step children Teresa Calvert, Thomas Tadlock and Ronald Tadlock, seven grandchildren, three step grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and four step great grandchildren.
Visitation will held from 6–8 PM on Wed., August 14 at Proctor Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Thurs. Aug. 14 at 2 PM at Proctor Funeral Home. Burial will take place with full military honors in Lamar, MO. on Sat., Aug. 16.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com