82 year old Orion P. Earle, Jr. of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born in Warren County. Earle was a retired truck driver with King Musical, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orion P. Sr. and Florence Perry Earle, his wife, Gladys Earle, and brothers, Grant, Leonard, and Jonah Earle. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery. Military Grave Rites will be administered by the American Legion Post 173 and VFW POST 5064. The Earle family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Survivors include brothers, Harry and his wife Betty Earle of McMinnville; Robert Earle of Willoughby, Ohio; Dennis Earle of West Palm Beach, Florida; Morris Earle of Manchester; and Joe Wayne Earle of Painesville, Ohio. Nephews, Bobby and Jimmy Earle, Bob and Dennis Tate. Special niece, Kim Tate, and several other nieces, nephews, family and friends. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Orion P. Earle, Jr.
Aug 29 2006