Earl Stanley German, Jr., 81, of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie and Earl German and his sister, Anne Greene.
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Earl retired after a successful career at NASA, being awarded an Exceptional Service Medal. A member of the Masonic Lodge in Newport News, he was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing and working with stained glass. An antique lover, he enjoyed collecting and served as an auctioneer. Earl also proudly served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Barbara Lloyd German; son, Keith German (Donna); daughter, Amy Darden (Fred); stepdaughter, Debbie Morecock (Billy); stepson, Gene Fox (Julie); and stepdaughter, Cathy Rawlins (David); nine grandchildren, Justin Camacho, Matthew German, Andrew German, Carly Rawlins, James Darden, Chris Darden, Ben Darden, Julia Darden, and Grayson Fox; and nephews, Bud Greene and B.J. Greene.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 27 from 2-3 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg, with a service to begin at 3 PM. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or Christ Community Church, 9001 Richmond Rd, Toano, VA 23168. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.
Published in Virginia Gazette from Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 2013