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Lowell "Sonny" Earls

August 8, 1942 - November 21, 2017

     

 

MUNCIE- Lowell “Sonny” Earls, 75, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, November 21, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on August 8, 1942 in Rella, Kentucky, the son of Estel T. and Jett (Ashburn) Davis and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. On June 20, 1973, he ma…READ MORE

     

 

MUNCIE- Lowell “Sonny” Earls, 75, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, November 21, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on August 8, 1942 in Rella, Kentucky, the son of Estel T. and Jett (Ashburn) Davis and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. On June 20, 1973, he married Carol A. Crose.

He worked as a machine operator at General Motors for almost 40 years, retiring in 2006. Sonny was a member of Local #209, Ft. Wayne, Avondale Sympathy Club. He enjoyed woodworking, making crafts and was an avid Colts and IU fan.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Carol Earls of Muncie; three sons, Eric Gruwell (wife, Danita) of Lubbock, TX, Richard Gruwell (Michele) of Euless, TX and M. Scott Gruwell (wife, Jill) of Muncie; two daughters, Susan West (husband, Steve) of Muncie and Lisa Gruwell of Arlington, TX; seventeen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; special nephews, Paul and Bill Ulrich, Donny, Danny and Darin Earls; and his beloved dog, Cody.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don Earls and Buddy Earls; one sister, Shirley Ulrich; granddaughter, Taylor Gruwell-Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie with full military honors provided by The United States Navy and the Veterans of Delaware County.

Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorial & Tributes Program, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gardens of Memory Cemetery

Address:

10703 N. State Road 3
Muncie, IN 47303


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