Wednesday, May 18, 2011
March 14, 1926 - May 10, 2011
Earl Gwinn, 85, of Desha, Arkansas died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
He was born March 14, 1926 in Virden, Illinois and was the son of Alfred Gwinn and Dessie (Eskew) Gwinn.
Earl retired from General Tire. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working in the yard, carpentry, reading and dessert! He was passionate about sharing his love of fishing with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Additionally his greatest love was his church where he served as deacon and elder at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Batesville.
Earl is survived by his wife, Doris (Vanquelef) Gwinn of Desha; two sons, Daniel Earl Gwinn of Colorado Springs, Colorado and David Raymon Gwinn of Desha; a daughter, Diana Gwinn Heck of Arlington, Texas; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Gwinn of Virden, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Ivan Gwinn and Roy Gwinn.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2011 at Alderbrook Cemetery in Desha officiated by Laurie Dewitt.
Burial will be at Alderbrook Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers are Jedidiah J. Gwinn, Keith Gwinn, Mike Bell, Matthew Gwinn, Timothy Earl Davis and Ed Nunnley. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Sid Heck, Dave Bishop, Otis Draper and Pat Burns.
Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the funeral home.