The Duncan Banner


June 10, 2014

William Earls

Sept. 19, 1940-June 7, 2014

DUNCAN — Graveside service for William Edward Earls,73, of Duncan will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Grandfield Memorial Cemetery, Grandfield, Okla. with Rev. Butch Swanson, of Cross Creek Cowboy officiating.

Mr. Earls passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Duncan.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gray Funeral Home.

William was born on Sept. 19, 1940, in Oklahoma City to Lorene (Matthews) Bates. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He worked as a Diesel Mechanic. William married Janice (Frazee) Hendricks on Sept. 23, 2006 in Duncan. He was a member of the Cross Creek Cowboy Church.

He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; his mother, Lorene Bates; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Natalie Earls, of Oklahoma City, Keith and Melissa Earls, of Duncan; and Alan Earls, of Woodward; his sisters, Kathy Smith, of California and Janie Knowles, of Lawton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Floyd Earls and Jerry Riley-Earls.         


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