Ernest Fay Earp is the son of Hugh and Arlie Flatt Earp. He was born near Kendrick, Lincoln Co. OK and passed away Nov. 25, 1992 in OK State Veterans Home in Sulphur, Murray Co., OK. Ernie was a decorated WWII veteran having served in both in Alaska and the European Theatre. He was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge in Feb 1945. He was a Squad Leader and a Platoon Sargeant.
Ernie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western State College in Gunnison, CO. He taught school in Carney, Agra, Cheyenne Valley and Canadian, Ok schools. During this time he completed a Master of Arts degree from Northwestern State College in Alva, OK. During the last years of his career he served as Superintendent of Schools.
Ernie was a "born again" Christian who united with the Churches of God in Stroud, OK when he was 16 years old. He was licensed to preach in 1961 and ordained in 1962. He pastored the Stroud OK Church of God for 7 seven years and other churches in Oklahoma and Iowa.
Ernest married Christine Hurst, the daughter of Milton and Marilla Hurst on April 9, 1944 in Walla Walla, Washington. He and Christine had two daughters Elaine Christine Earp Dunkle and Ernestine Faye Earp. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who loved to serve people. - Excerpts taken from Obituary for Ernest F. Earp.