Len William Earl, 88 - Grantsville

Len William Earl age 88 of Calhoun Hwy, Grantsville, West Virginia, departed this life at 7:15 p.m., Sunday May 29, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born October 19, 1922 in Ritchie County a son of the late Harvey and Grace Grose Earl.

Len retired from Consolidated Gas (Dominion) with 36 years-6 months service. He was an Army veteran of WWII and member of 1st Baptist Church of Grantsville. His passions in life were family, hunting, fishing, farming and picking out bluegrass tunes on his guitar with his grandsons.

On June 26, 1942 he was married to Genevieve Ellyson Earl who survives at their Grantsville home. Also surviving is one son, Phillip Earl and wife Sherri of Grantsville; one sister and two brothers, Letha Clevenger of Youngstown OH, John Earl of Barricksville WV and Frank Earl of Belmont WV; 11 grandchildren; Cathy Lewis, Lisa Ferguson, Chad, Cody and Casey Earl, Micheal Earl, Victoria Ray, Jeff, Scott and Matthew Fluharty and Amanda Stoddard; and 18 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Mr. Earl was preceded in death by three children, Orval Earl, Betty Fluharty and Arnold Earl; brothers and sisters, Rubin Earl, Eva Hodge, Loren Earl, Willard Earl, Harvey Earl Jr., and Arlene (Teckie) Reid.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville WV with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday June 1 at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville is assisting the family of Len W. Earl with arrangements.