Frederick Leroy Earl, Sr. - 79 - of Bradenton, passed away peacefully with his Children by his side in SanTan Valley, Arizona on September 7, 2016. He was born May 13, 1937. He is preceded in death by both of his Parents Margaret (vestal) & Fred Earl - both of Indiana and (1) Grand Daughter Kyrston Muncie of Bradenton, Florida. He is survived by all 9 of his children: Margaret (Robert) Bubik of San Tan Valley, AZ, Frederick (Kimberly) Earl, Jr. of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Rebecca (Larrie) Muncie of Bradenton, Florida, Christopher Earl of Sarasota, Florida, Robbin Earl of Lowell, Indiana, Jeffrey Earl of Asheville, North Carolina, Roy (Lisa) Earl of Gilbert, Arizona, Nathan Earl of Miami, Florida, Naomi Ferreira of Ellenton, Florida and (4) four siblings: Tomas Vestal of Indiana, Joyce (Ray) Bibzak of Illinois, Jackie (Larry) DePaoli of Michigan, Daniel (Linda) Vestal of Washington.
Fred was a member of Trinity Baptist in Bradenton and for the past 13 Years he attended and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Bradenton. He served 11 years in the Army. His last tour of duty was in 1963. Graduated from Gavit High School (Indiana) in 1955 and went on to graduate from Bible Baptist College in Springfield, MO. He Served the Lord as a Missionary to Venezuela. He also served as the Principal/Supervisor of Eastland Christian School, Orlando, Florida (1979-1981). He worked for and retired from Truly Nolan Pest Control (1980's - 2005). He was dedicated to helping other fellow missionaries. He supported several Military foundations such as Wounded Warriors and worked with soldiers who suffered with PTSD and was a member of the Wounded Warrior Foundation. He loved his Family. His Children were his life. He adored and worshiped his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren being as much involved in their schooling as well as their "special activities" such as Ice Skating, Football, Cheer, Swimming and Music. Fred's Celebration of Life service (where he will be given full Military Honors) will be held October 1, 2016 at Trinity Baptist Church 5116 26th St. W. 34207 at 10 am. His final resting place will be at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida with a private family burial.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Sept. 27, 2016