I just knew Earl through his latter marriage to my long-time White Clay Creek Church friend, Gloria Duck Wilson. The last time I saw them, we happened to see each other at the Elkton Cracker Barrel a few years back, they invited me to join them, and we had a nice dinner together. Although I didn't know Earl well and he was quite a few years my senior, we had a great connection due to our farm backgrounds (I grew up on a dairy farm in Bear, now home to Christiana Meadows Apts and St. Eliz. Ann Seton Church); a good friend and former co-worker, Ethel Ogden Lloyd, having gone to HS with and being friends with Earl's wife, Anna; and possibly being distantly related or related through marriage (all I remember there is that my mother and Pearla Wilson were first cousins so her son, Raymond, and I were distantly related). My sympathy to the family; Earl had a long life, well lived!