Bayou Renaissance Man The idle musings of a former military man, former computer geek, medically retired pastor and now full-time writer.
Earl was raised on a farm in the piney woods of Louisiana, spending time working at area sawmills while in school. He worked with his 5 siblings on the farm, starting at age 5. They worked before school and after school, doing their homework by the light of a lantern or the flames of a burning log in the fireplace at night.
He worked for Amoco Oil, retiring after 35 years, as pipefitter. He loved fishing and hunting, a favorite past time from his early childhood. He loved spending time with family.
He also loved to just plain work. As he became wheelchair bound, he would say the thing he misses the most is being able to get out and work on things. He was always building things or working on something.
He also loved the slots. He was so proud to serve in the US Army. When he was not able to help any longer, he always attended the ceremony. He wore his WWII hat proudly, as he, along with so many more, earned that right. Dad was the kind of man who was always ready to lend a hand to those in need.
Even when he had to use a cane to walk, he would come help with anything he could possibly do. He never asked anything in return. To know his was to love him.
He was a man who never really met a stranger. Earl is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Louis and Audrey, brother Elvin and son-in-law, Michael Bright.
Hines, Jared and Eryn Bright, Michelle Grawer, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He loved life and was a friend to all who met him. God bless you all.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 24 from A Celebration of Earl's Life will begin at Immediately following, he will be laid to rest at Forest Park East Cemetery. Guests are invited to a reception from Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more.
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