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Obituary for K. Earl Gill
K. Earl Gill, age 78, of Caldwell, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Cedar Hill Care Center in Zanesville after a long hard battle with cancer and heart disease. He was born July 14, 1937, in Dudley, son of the late Howard Delmar and Willie Anne McKee Gill. He was a 1955 graduate of Dexter City High School and following graduation, he joined the army. He was a United States Army veteran, having served from 1955-1957. He was stationed in Seoul, Korea, for 16 months as part of his two year tour of duty. Earl was employed for several years as a security guard for B&N Coal Company, as a clerk for Ball’s Market for 22 years, and he retired in 1999 from Gateway IGA following 10 years of service. He was a member of the Caldwell Free Methodist Church for over 50 years, and he also enjoyed fellowship with friends at the Caldwell United Methodist Church. Earl was a lifelong resident of Noble County, and he loved God and he loved people. One of his greatest joys was to go to church, and he loved having a milkshake with his friends. He also enjoyed bowling and softball, and he was a member of the Noble County Church Softball League.
He is preceded in death by a very special friend, Maxine Laughlin.
Surviving are one brother, Don (Sue) Gill of Nashport; one nephew, David Gill of Reynoldsburg; two nieces, Rhonda (Mike) Mourne of Sunbury and Donna (Dave) Angle of Pickerington; and five great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Sunday, March 6, 2016, from 12PM-3PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Monday, March 7th at 10AM with Pastor Dave Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Dudley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 221 Cumberland Street, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724.