James Harold Earl

James Harold "Penny" Earl Sr.

Thursday October 2, 1952 - Monday December 16, 2019
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Mr. James Harold "Penny" Earl, Sr., 67, son of the late John B. & Grace Elizabeth Earl was born in Greenville County, South Carolina on October 02, 1952. He was the 3rd child of six children. The first sibling to depart this life on December 16, 2019.

During his childhood & more recently he joined the Earl Family “Home Church” of Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Piedmont, SC.

James attended Carolina High School in Greenville, SC and was very active in sports during his tenure. Receiving several awards and accolades,including “All-American” for his participation in Varsity Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Track & Field.

“Penny” then went into the Armed Forces, serving in the United States Army for a period of 4 years at bases located in Germany & Texas.

He was employed with & retired from Duke Energy (formerly Duke Power) where he was the Supervisor over Davey & Asplund Tree sub-contractors for 15+ years.

His favorite past times were playing golf , enjoying his favorite college team CLEMSON and other sports with his brothers and spending time with his childhood friends & family.

He will fondly be remembered by his children as fun loving dad, always having a piece of advice or an anecdote/story to share.

Surviving: two daughters, Ericka King of Atlanta, GA, and Carmen (Marcus) Blandin of Mauldin, SC; two sons, James Harold Earl, Jr., of Anderson, SC, and Christopher Richardson (Jameka) Earl of Rialto, CA; one sister, Lenora (Calvin) Turner of Camden, SC; four brothers, Jerry Earl of Pelzer, SC, John Earl of Detroit, MI, David (Mary) Earl of Greenville, SC, and Thomas (Agnes) Earl of Piedmont, SC; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday December 28, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday December 28, 2019 2:00pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Private Burial
    Private, unknown
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Christine E. Sweeney

Posted at 03:19pm
It sadden my heart to have learned that James Harold died. I had so many fond memories of us growing up in Fieldcrest. He had such an outgoing personality and was always the joking kind. To the family, please know that you all are in our prayers and remember "Weeping endure for a night, but Joy comes in the morning".

Christine Sweeney & Family

E Annette Govan

Posted at 12:57pm
Condolences to my Earl cousins. Prayers to his family and loved ones.

Jean Kelley

Posted at 08:54am
Rest in peace. James was a classmate at CHS.
Prayers to his family.

Brenda Henderson

Posted at 02:18pm
Condolences and prayers to the family. May GOD comfort and strengthen each one of you and surround you with family and friends who love you.

James was a classmate at Sterling before transferring to Carolina High.

🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽Brenda Chancellor-Henderson
Class ‘70 Sterling High School

Linda Hardwick Posted at 11:03pm

May his rest be this day in Paradise🌹 Linda DeGear-Hardwick, Classmate CHS

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