Michael Jay Earl, 58, entered into rest on Feb. 25, 2013, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., following an illness.
He was born March 28, 1954, in Los Alamos, N.M. to Donald Walker and Virginia (Duncan) Earl.
Michael moved to Pierce City from Olathe, Kan., in 1979. He loved to farm and raise cattle. He also owned and operated a general store in Ritchey. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and extended family.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister; JoAnn Earl.
He is survived by his three children; Jenny Tanner and husband, Richard, Neosho, Crystal Milligan, Omaha, Ark., Jeff Earl and wife, Michele, Ritchey; brothers, Don Earl, Pierce City, Pat Earl, Joplin; sister, Janet Earl, Pierce City; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, at Prosperity Baptist Church, Rocky Comfort. Interment will be in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort.
Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, at Clark Funeral Home, Granby.
Memorial contributions in memory of Michael may be made to Michael Jay Earl Memorial Fund c/o Clark Funeral Home P.O. Box 26 Granby, 64844.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.