Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Owen T. Earls

Owen Thomas Earls, 77, of Ft. Smith, AR passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Ft. Smith.  Owen was born July 5, 1938 in Heavener, OK to Elvin Franklin & Lola Jane (Spears) Earls.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  Owen worked as a bookkeeper.  He was a member of Bluff Avenue Baptist Church.  Owen was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Olen and wife of 24 years, Sue Earls.

Survivors include his children, Cindy & Jody Grizzle of Pocola, OK, Lacey & Mike Swaim of Ft. Smith, AR, Kevin & Lisa McBride of Owasso, OK; sisters, Thelma Andrews of Heavener, OK, Iona & Dewayne Thompson of Ft. Smith, AR;  7 grandchildren, Matthew Grizzle, Cailin Grizzle, Kyler Swaim, Kadin Swaim, Adam McBride, Jett & Jacob McBride; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 10 am, Friday, August 21, 2015 at Bluff Avenue Baptist Church with
Rev. Robert Berry officiating.  Interment will be at 11 am, Monday, August 24th  in the Ft. Smith National Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jody Grizzle, Kevin McBride, Mike Swaim, Adam McBride, Matthew Grizzle, Kyler Swaim, Aaron Powers, Mike Andrews, Andy Barnes and Mark Thompson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jett McBride, Jacob McBride, Kadin Swaim and friends at Ft. Smith Boys and Girls Club.

The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

Contributions may be made to the Ft. Smith Boys & Girls Club

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Owen was a very loyal and reliable volunteer to the Ft. Smith Boys and Girls Clubs. He enjoyed spending time at the Club and their functions. Everyone enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed greatly by everyone who knew him.

By James Wagoner