A funeral service celebrating the life of Earl Stapleton, 89 of Hebron, was held August 10, 2007, in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery.
Earl died suddenly August 8, 2007, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 27, 1918, in Willard, Kentucky, the son of the late Jesper and Stella Porter Stapleton. He worked for Rockwell International in Heath for many years in the maintenance department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 2004; his son, Clifford in 1969; three brothers; and two sisters.
He is survived by his son, Elwood (Tammy) of West Columbia, South Carolina; daughter-inlaw, Margaret Bevard of Columbus;
fivegrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Forrest, Junior of Martinsburg, Ohio and Harold of Greenup, KY; his sisters, Frankie Covack of Clay, WV, Pauline Burton of Greenup, KY., and Bulah of West Union.
An on-line guest register and video tribute is available at www. hoskinsonfuneral.com