Tony H. Earl Jr., 61, Warren, Mich., died unexpectedly at a family
member's residence Thursday, Jan. 5, 1989, during a visit to Columbus,
The graveside service with full military rites was Saturday at the
national cemetery at Fort Benning, Ga., with a military chaplain
He was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Knoxville, the son of Tony H.
Earl Sr. and Pearl Henderson Earl.
He was a senior editor and technical writer for U.S. Government
Publications, assigned to the Tank Automotive Command, Warren. He was a
member of the Baptist church.
He served at Fort Campbell in-1950 and 1960, retiring as a chief
warrant officer-4th class from the 101st , Airborne Division in 1967.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Tims Earl, Warren; two sons,
Tony Earl III, Georgia, and Ashley Earl, Fort Gordon, Ga.; a daughter,
Patricia Harrell, Georgia; a stepmother, Beatrice Dykes Earl Knoxville;
a half brother, Claude E. Earl, Seymour; a sister, Juanita Earl
Brantley, Nashville; and six grandchildren, including Robert Gordon,
[The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN, 9 Jan 1989, Mon, Page 7]
[courtesy of Kathleen Sweeney]
Grave marker for Tony H. Earl in Section H, Site 41, Fort Benning Post
Cemetery, Fort Benning (Muscogee county), Georgia.
Pfc Earl re-enlisted at Camp Campbell, Hopkinsville, KY
on 27 October 1945.
In 1955, WOJG Earl, his wife Margaret and their 2
children transferred to Camp Chickamauga, Beppu, Japan as a part of the
508th ARCT in
7 July 1956, although the family unit had traveled separately on their
westward journey, the trip home was together. They arrived in San
Francisco, CA aboard the USS William T. Mitchell (T-AP 114) from
But, on another deployment, Margaret and the two children were again
traveling unaccompanied on the USNS W. O. Darby TAP 127 arriving in New
York, NY from Bremerhaven, Germany/