Earl Stanley CAWTHORNE (1954 - 2018)

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CAWTHORNE, Earl Stanley
(Age 64)

Earl Stanley Cawthorne, died after a struggle with pancreatic cancer on July 5, 2018 at the Hospice House of Spokane. He was born January 15, 1954 in Memphis, TN to Clem and Rosetta (Hatter) Cawthon. Stan served in the U. S. Marine Corps from March of 1972 to May of 1975. He received his Equivalency Diploma from Sumner High School in Kansas City in April of 1981. On May 5, 1992, he married Hope I. Hudson and together they raised their son Demetrius Paul Cawthorne and his two step-daughters Rochelle Hope and Anastasia Teresa Shyvers.
While employed with Kaiser Aluminum/Mead Plant from December 1987 to September of 1999 where he was trained as a semi truck driver. He then began his own business, Cawthorne Dump Trucking & Hauling Services up until 2002 and found that it was not profitable. His next endeavor was to put in for a bid with the U. S. Postal Service as a private contractor DBA Cawthorne Enterprises. Stan won the bid and had the Spokane/Ritzville Route from September 1999 to June of 2010 at which time the business was dissolved. He had numerous truck driving jobs until he was hired on at the Waste Treatment Completion Co. in Richland, WA as a truck driver from July 2015 to March 2018.
When he wasn't working he enjoyed gardening, fishing and anything that would keep him busy outside. Demetrius was his pride and joy and they never parted without the fist bump and saying "best buds always". He had a heart of gold. If you were in need of help no matter what it was or the time of day he would be right there. Stan had quite the sense of humor and his laugh and smile brought joy to many people. He gave the best advice and many benefitted from it. He will definitely be missed.
He is survived by his wife, son and step-daughters. Also, his sisters Jean Nailing and Carolyn Farmer and numerous nieces, nephews and grandkids.
The Committal Service will be at 3 pm on Monday, July 16th at the WA State Veteran's Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA and the Reception immediately following at Full Gospel Mission, 1912 E. 1st Ave., Spokane, WA.

Published in Spokesman-Review on July 12, 2018
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