Earl Raymond Etter
78, West Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, in the Country Lawn Nursing Home, Navarre. Earl was born in Newcomerstown on April 17, 1934, a son of the late Charles and Helen Shryock Etter. He was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, class of 1953, and was an Army veteran. He returned to civilian life in 1958 and was employed for over 36 years with the railroad as a conductor with the N & S Railroad before retiring in 1990. Following his retirement, Earl was employed as a security officer with the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital for several years. He was a member of the Thomas Montgomery Post #431, Newcomerstown American Legion, a member of the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard, and was a life member of the B.P.O.E. #1555, Newcomerstown Elks Lodge, where he served as past exalted ruler, district deputy, and as a member of the past district director advisory board. Earl was also a member of the Newcomerstown Lone Star Masonic Lodge #175, F&AM. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and motorcycle riding..
In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his brother, Reuben M. Etter, Newcomerstown, and two brothers-in-law, Dan E. Kurtz, New Philadelphia, and L. Thomas Hart, Newcomerstown.
Earl is survived by his wife, Sandra J. "Sandy" Treasure Etter, West Lafayette, whom he married on Sept. 14, 1956. Also surviving are a daughter and two sons, Lisa K. and husband, Dr. David M. Booth, Newcomerstown, Brian K. and wife, Jody L. Etter, Pataskala, and Scott A. and wife, Lori A. Etter, Chambersburg, Pa. Earl also leaves four grandchildren, Lindsay K. and husband, Dr. Richard Limperos, Medina, Derek M. Booth, a student at the Ohio State University, Adam C. and wife, Sheea Etter, Chambersburg, Pa., and Tyler R. Etter, a student at Kent State University. There are also two sisters, Dodie F. Kurtz, Dover, and Evelyn I. Hart, Newcomerstown, and a sister-in-law, Dorretta Etter, Newcomerstown.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m. in the Ourant Funeral Home. Evangelist Charles E. Grubbs, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at the Waggoner Cemetery, Oxford Township, Coshocton County, where the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard will conduct graveside services. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday evening, 4 until 7 p.m, in the funeral home, and on Monday from Noon until the 1 p.m. funeral. Masonic services will be held on Sunday afternoon, 3:45 p.m. in the funeral home. The family is requesting that memorials be made in Earl's name to an individual's favorite charity.
Ourant Funeral Home, 740-498-6422
Published in The Times Reporter on Feb. 2, 2013