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Willliam Earl

June 12, 1950 December 6, 2013
Willliam Earl
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Obituary for Willliam Earl

Vinton—William “Bill” Earl, 63, died peacefully at his home
under hospice care surrounded by family Friday, December 6, 2013 after a
courageous battle with liver cancer.  Visitation
will be 2 to 5 pm Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral
Home in Vinton. Cremation and private family burial will follow. 


Bill was born June 12, 1950 in Honolulu, HI, to William and
Edna Farias Earl.  His parents moved to
Buena Park, CA, where Bill graduated from Western High School.  On December 31, 1976 he married Shirley
Pennington in Annaheim, CA.  Bill worked
for Raytheon Corporation for twenty five years as a radar technician with a Top
Secret clearance, working on Navy ships. After retiring in 1991, the family
moved to Iowa and he worked a variety of jobs, including airport security and delivering
mail. 


Bill loved asparagus hunting, camping, growing Hawaiian
pepper plants, playing cribbage and fishing with his best friends, Jason White,
Jim Laughridge and Carol Berger.  His
greatest joy was playing with his grandchildren. 


He is survived by Shirley; daughter, Sommer (Chris) Casali
and son, Charles Tucker (Sheryl Trenary) all of Vinton; daughter, Shannon
(Billy) Trusty, Grayville, IL; son, David Tucker, Fayetteville, AR; his father,
Bill, Buena Park, CA; siblings, Janet Liebrecht, Riverside, CA, George Farias,
FL, Joe Earl, Everett, WA, David Earl and Tom Earl, both of Buena Park, CA; fourteen
grandchildren; two great grandchildren many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts,
uncles and his cat, Lucy. 


He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, John
Earl.


A memorial fund has been established.

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