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“Millie...I am very sorry for your loss. I hope your many memories comfort you during this time. Sincere sympathy, Kathy Wortell ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Wortell - Austin, TX

“So sorry to hear of your loss, Uncle Jack always seemed bigger than life when you all visited AR. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Louise & Jery...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Louise King - Atkins, AR - neice

“Please accept our deepest sympathy to All of Jack's "Earl Girls" and their families. My brothers and I have very fond memories of all the good times...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Phillips Bass - Atascocita, TX

“Aunt Mil: Our deepest condolences and loving thoughts go out to you and the family. Uncle Jack meant so much to us and will be greatly missed. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Donnie & Geni McCumber - Nephew

“JACK TAUGHT ME ALOT ABOUT HARD WORK & HOW TO ENJOY YOUR SUCCESS,S LOVE, TOMMY ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: THOMAS PHILLIPS - LONGVIEW, TX

“We were so sorry to hear of Jack"s passing. You were a loving and wonderful wife and caregiver, Millie. Our sympathy to all of your family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mike and Gayle Hollingsworth - TX

“Millie and family, So sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Jack sitting outside when I drive by. You really took good care of him. You and your...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Marianne and Ivan Johnson

“Dear Millie, Shelly, Lindsay, Brad, Amy and the rest of the Earl family, We were so saddened to hear about Jack. I know the last years were...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kay Braband - Friend

“To my Mother You were the best wife and friend a man could ever have. You were #1 to Daddy and he loved you dearly. Hold him close because he did....Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Alford - daughter

“To the best father anyone could ever have. You were always there for me and I will never forget your smile. You are already missed. I have to send...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Alford - Austin, TX

“Dearest Millie...our hearts are so sad to learn about Jack's passing. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family, during this...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lindy and Steve Branch - Sun City, TX

“So very sorry to hear of Jack's passing, a great dad and husband. I will always remember his hearty laugh. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Essary


Jack Franklin Earl, 85, our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away after a long illness on Thursday, July 5, 2012 in Georgetown, Texas. He was born on April 19, 1927 in Los Angeles, California to Oscar R. and Gladys M. Earl. On June 19, 1948 he married the love of his life, Mildred L. Sells. They just celebrated 64 years of everlasting love! Jack and Millie resided in Houston and Austin before moving to Sun City Georgetown, Texas in 2003.
After attending Glendale College, he received a football and basketball scholarship from Colorado School of Mines where he was the star quarterback and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering '53. During his time in college, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity, the Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and the Volunteer Fire Department before embarking on his career as a Petroleum Engineer for Shell Oil. In addition to his many accomplishments, he was Editor of World Oil Magazine. Eventually, he became an entrepreneur as an independent oil operator.
He served honorably for the U.S. Navy in World War II and as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the Korean War.

Adored by his family, who include his loving wife, Mildred Earl; daughters, Susan Porter, deceased husband John, of The Woodlands; Cynthia Alford, deceased husband Samuel, of Austin; Shelby Riemer, husband, Grant of Austin; Victoria Weil, husband, James of Marble Falls; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Earl; and two sisters, Barbara Jarrett and Flo White.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Estrella Oaks Rehabilitation and Care Center and Resolutions Hospice Georgetown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the:
Colorado School of Mines
Mr. Thomas Spicer
Director of Athletics
Volk Gymnasium
1312 Illinois St.
Golden, Colorado 80401
(303) 273-3300
Tspicer@mines.edu

A private family service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012, 11:00 am at Remembrance Gardens at Riverbend, Austin, Texas.
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

You are invited to share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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