Earnest Earle Beal, 79, of Siler City died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Siler City Center.
Mr. Beal was born in Chatham County on February 25, 1937 the son of Thomas Bailey and Mary Elizabeth (Womble) Beal. Earnest attended Brookdale Baptist Church, was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from Collins & Aikman Company.
Earnest was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Bailey Beal.
He is survived by three daughters: Mary Beal of Durham, Sherry Lynn King of Glendale, Arizona and Kimberly Ann Beal of Phoenix, AZ; one son: David William Beal of Washington; one sister: Faye Frazier of Ramseur; brothers: Jack Beal of Siler City, Clyde Beal, Thomas Lewis Beal of Arkansas, Tommy Walter Beal of Goldston and James Cecil Beal; sister-in-law, Jean Justice of Liberty
The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral will follow Wednesday at 2:00 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Roberts officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.