William Oliver Earles, Sr.

Born in White County, TN on January 26, 1936

Departed on May 15, 2014 and resided in Old Hickory, TN

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WILLIAM OLIVER EARLES, SR. – Age 78 years, passed away May 15, 2014. He served 2 years in the US Army, and retired after 30 years from NES. He was a member of the Scottsboro United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, JD and Ernestine Earles; brother, Carroll Earles. Survived by wife of 57 years, Faye Earles; children, Debbie King, William ‘Bill” Earles, Jr., and Stacie (Charlie) Stanfield; grandchildren, Kelly (Melinda) King, Elizabeth King, Erin King, Dawn (Travis) Knapp, William “Billy” Earles, III., Tyler Earles, Dylan Earles, Chris Earles, Kayla Woodall, Taylor Woodall, Hunter Stanfield, Charlie Stanfield, III., and Anyssa Stanfield; great grandchildren, Logan Knapp, Jordan Knapp, Haley Knapp, Alyssa Earles, Ryan Posey, Michael Posey, Kenny Brewer, Sydney Brewer, and Liam Stanfield; sister, Sylvia “Susie” (Glyn) Smith; sister in law, Barbara Earles. The Life Celebration service will be on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 11am, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Joy Edwards officiating. Private family inurnment will be at Joelton Hills Memory Gardens. Family will serve as pallbearers; honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John E. Anderson, Dr. Robert Mangelardi, and Ernest “Butch” Parker, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to Scottsboro UMC in Oliver’s memory. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-6pm and on Monday from 10am until the service time at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike; online guestbook www.westharpethfh.com 352-9400.

6 Comments to Mr. William Oliver Earles, Sr.

  1. Linda Watson
    May 16, 2014 2:10 pm

    Oliver–I will miss you as I would miss my own father. Thank you for all the good times when both our families went camping in Cedars of Lebanon and the KOA campgrounds, all the times in Florida and Stone Mountain Georgia. All the picnics and family get togethers and sleepovers– thank you for all the memories and advice when I was growing up—you are and always will be my “other” Dad. I love you. I love Faye and I love Debby Billy and Stacie with all my heart. Oliver you will be missed. God has put our your light on earth but you are shining brightly in heaven. God Bless you and keep you til we meet again…Love Linda Watson

  2. Ann S. Bell
    May 17, 2014 1:57 pm

    My cousin, Oliver, I will miss you. We spent 12 years together in school as well as many hours playing together at our Grandpa’s house. I send condolences to you Faye, and to the entire family. I have lots of fond memories of Oliver. He was always so smart in school and I admired that. I challenge you children and grandchildren to live as good a life as Oliver did. I am sorry that I cannot come to his service but you are in my prayers. Love, Ann and husband, Louis

  3. Ann S. Bell
    May 17, 2014 1:58 pm

    My cousin, Oliver, I will miss you. We spent 12 years together in school as well as many hours playing together at our Grandpa’s house. I send condolences to you Faye, and to the entire family. I have lots of fond memories of Oliver. He was always so smart in school and I admired that. I challenge you children and grandchildren to live as good a life as Oliver did. I am sorry that I cannot come to his service but you are in my prayers.
    Love, Ann and husband, Louis

  4. Elizabeth Pierce Oswalt
    May 18, 2014 9:54 am

    Dearest family, we are so sorry for the loss of Oliver. You all are a part of our family and we love each of you. May God Comfort you in this time. We pray for peace and support. We are praying for you during this time. Love, Della, Jonathan, Kay, Charles, Jill Pierce and Elizabeth & Bob Oswalt.

  5. Jenny H. McKnight
    May 18, 2014 10:48 am

    I worked with Oliver @NES and enjoyed the time with him, I never worked in the same department with him, but he was always very friendly and out going. Prayers for the family.

  6. martha stafford
    May 20, 2014 6:49 pm

    I will always remember Oliver and Faye in Gulf Shores. You treated me like family and I love you for that. I enjoyed our aggrevation games tho I always lost to you and Sylvia. I treasure going to see the Blue Angels practice. Oh, the precious memories.

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