Earl Lady

November 12, 1933 ~ January 16, 2016

Born in: Greene County, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Mr. Earl Lady, 82, of Johnson City, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, at his residence. Earl was a native of Greene County who had lived most his life in Johnson City. He was the son of the late David and Cora Lady. Earl was a 1952 graduate of Science Hill High School, where he had played football. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at Klopman Mills for forty plus years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, Betty Bernice Lady; daughter, Sandra Kay Stout; brothers, Arthur, Jack, David Dee, Buck, Theodore, Charlie, and Orville Lady; and sisters, Verdie Lady, Gladys Light, Tommie Tyree, Gertrude Lady, and Nanny Lady; He is survived by his son, David Lady, and granddaughter, Paisly Cadence Lady. The family of Mr. Earl Lady will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Tuesday, January 19, 2016, in the Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7 PM with Rev. Lenny Smith officiating. An entombment service will be conducted at 10 AM Wednesday, in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at Morris-Baker by 9:30 AM Wednesday, to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City TN 37601.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I was just passing by and I couldn’t help but notice Earl’s picture. My most heartfelt sympathy to all of Earl’s family. May you find comfort in your special memories. True, remembering those time may be painful at first, but in time, those memories will help you to heal. So while grief at the loss of your dear Earl is certainly great, the joy you will have at welcoming him back in the resurrection will be so much greater! Yes, there will be a time when you can see your loved ones who have died again. In the Bible, John 5:28 says, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Also, Psalms 37:29 says "The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it." How comforting to know that Earl is only resting, just sleeping in death, waiting to be resurrected on earth by God, and finally see all those that he loved, again. May you also find comfort in this scripture, God "will swallow up death forever, [He] will wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) Can you see with your mind’s eye: death, completely gone, living forever on a paradise earth, and never having to live without our loved ones ever again. May our Heavenly Father be with you and your family. With Deepest Sympathy, The Ward Family More comforting scriptures… (Revelation 21:4) (1 Peter 5:7). JW.org

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