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Earl Joseph "Joe" Laurie Sr.

Ret. MSGT Earl Joseph Laurie, Sr, age 84, passed 8/6/2013 from a long illness. Earl was born August 12, 1928 to Ira Edgar Laurie and Anna Margaret (Hetu) in Pawtucket, RI. He was predeceased by his son Earl Joseph Laurie, Jr of Colorado Springs, his three brothers, Leo I Laurie, Edward E Laurie and Raymond E Laurie all of Pawtucket, RI. Earl is survived by his three children; his son, Lee Roland Laurie and his two daughters, Jimi Frances Reed (Mike), and Colette Christina Cook (Dennis Gayton), five grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, all of Colorado. Earl joined the USAF in 1946 and served in various countries including Vietnam. He retired from the military in 1967. He retired from the United States Olympic Training Center in 1993. Earl was an American patriot who proudly served his country over 21 years. A pressed uniform and a set of polished shoes were kept in his closet, and he always said "I'm ready to go". He was an accomplished marksman, horseman, and animal lover. He will greatly be missed. There will be a viewing Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 12pm to 1pm at Memorial Gardens. The memorial services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 1pm at Memorial Gardens.

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Published in The Gazette on Aug. 9, 2013
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