George McNeil Earman, 87, of Toano died in Chicago Oct. 16 of complications from a second stroke.
He was born in Rockingham County to Ollie Armentrout and George Whitfield Earman. The family traveled all over the mountains of Virginia because his father was superintendent of Prison Camp #20 that built the roads in that part of the state. He graduated from Broadway High School in Broadway, VA.
During World War II, he was drafted into the Army and served as a clerk in an Air Force supply warehouse near Ispwich, England where he attained the rank of sergeant.
After the war he returned home and graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Richmond Professional Institute, now VCU, where he met his wife. He taught school for two years in Monterey, Va., before moving to Toano where he held the job of clerk at Eastern State Hospital, Toano Post Office, James City County Social Services, and Sheldon Lumber Co.
He was also a landlord. He was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church.
George was a devoted family man who enjoyed a turn of phrase, a tall tale and an amusing anecdote. He was a patron of the arts and an animal lover.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Stella Mead Earman, his daughter, Maria Earman Stetter, Ph.D., his grandson George Edgar Stetter, his son-in-law Tom Stetter, his niece Eileen Branch and Ann Blanton, Ph.D.
and Sam Hasler his life-long friends. He will be missed by extended friends and family for his enjoyment of life and unusual sense of humor.
Memorial services will be held on October 27 at 2pm at Lakeview Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL and on Nov. 3 at 10am at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Toano, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 7801 Church Lane, Toano, VA 23168 or the