Dennis Dwane Earls
1952 - 2021
Harrod Brothers Funeral Home
312 Washington Street
Frankfort, KY
Dennis Dwane Earls passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 4, 2021, surrounded by his devoted wife of forty-four years and loving family.
Dennis was born in Madison, Indiana on Aug. 3, 1952, to the late Freddie Clarence Earls and Ardith Rae Burgess Earls of Carrolton, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Louise Morgan Earls, two sons, Jason Earls of Lebanon, Kentucky and Eric Christopher Earls of Frankfort, Kentucky, one grandson Kamden Patrick Earls of Vevay, Indiana, and one sister, Charlotte Rae Unker (Tommy) of Carrolton, Kentucky. He is also survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, John and Willie Lile, Bryan and Phoebe Lovan, Evelyn Mills, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dennis served as a police officer with the Frankfort Police Department for nearly twenty-four years. He retired in 2000 as Lieutenant and went on to serve the community for an additional seven years with the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Kentucky. Although retired, Dennis kept in close contact with his brothers and sisters in blue.
One of Dennis's greatest passions outside of his family and law enforcement was music. He worked as a disc jockey at a radio station in Carrolton, Kentucky, and played music in several bands. He loved to play guitar and banjo. He was an avid fan of popular music from the 1950s and 60s.
Dennis was a kind, gentle, and caring soul. He was loved by everyone who knew him.
Special thanks are extended to the staff of Duke University Hospital, the University of Kentucky Hospital, the National Institute of Health at Bethesda, Bluegrass Care Navigators, and to many friends who loved Dennis and shared their support and kindness. Special thanks to Russell and Donna Bell for their friendship and support as Dennis' prayer partners.
A private family service will be held graveside at Frankfort Cemetery. Chaplin S. Adam Standiford will officiate. Covid restrictions will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, those wanting to send a memorial gift are asked to send contributions to the Shop with a Cop program, in care of the Frankfort Police Department, Att. Dusty Bowman.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at
Published by The News Democrat on Sep. 9, 2021.
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