During his life Earnest was a devoted Christian, serving as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and leader; a loving father, Pappaw, and friend. He instilled his love of God and his tremendous work ethic in his children and was an example to many.
Other survivors include his sister-in-laws, Vera Teel, Sue Heston and Margie “Boots” Turner; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Adam Harris, Parker Teel, Tim Scott, William Prestridge, Tom Cherry and Wayne Terry. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Prestridge and Phil Heston.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
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