|Birth: ||Apr. 5, 1941|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1956|
Funeral services were held last Saturday
afternoon in the First Baptist-Church for
Johnny Melvin Earp, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Earp, whose accidental death was a tragic event of Wednesday afternoon, August 8.
Dr. Bradley Allison was the officiating
minister and gave a comforting message to family and friends, also reading Bible selections and offering prayer.
Russell O'Dell sang a solo, "In the Garden,"
and a quartet, composed of Bill French, Jerry Garrison, Shirley Lopeman and Sandra Holder, sang a number, "Abide With Me.
Interment was in Lebanon cemetery, where a brief service was conducted by Rev. Allison. The Palmer Funeral Home was in
charge and the pall bearers were Ronny Walstrom, Dick Baysinger, Bobbie Beck, Bob Carlson, Kenneth Haisty, Larry
Woolridge, Arthur Buttram, Stanley Coryell, Richard Duell.
Johnny Melvin Earp was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Earp and was born in Lebanon, April 5,1941. When he was two years old, his father entered military service and Mrs. Earp and her sons, Wyatt and Johnny, went to Wichita, Kansas to make their home.
After the close of the war, the Earp family returned to Laclede county and located in the Dove vicinity.
Johnny attended Merchant school for eight years and during that time he was active in Sunday School and social life of the community. He was elected the first president of the Dove 4-H club.
Wallace Earp (1911 - 1989)
Lebanon City Cemetery
Plot: 54-5 16
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Jun 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14501548