Wallace William “Bill” Earle Sr., 65, of Oakland City, passed away Friday, June 5, 2009 at his home.

He was part owner of Parkview Sales and BB&D Transport. Bill was an Army veteran serving in
Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He achieved the rank of First Class Captain. He was a life member of the VFW Post 2953, River Bend Association and the Winslow High School Alumni Association. He enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, hunting, fishing and dancing. Bill was a loving family man who liked to travel.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Barbara Earle of Oakland City; daughters, Felicia Earle of Evansville, Judy (Craig) Johnson of Newburgh; sons, Jonathon (Joyce) Earle of Oakland City, David Jenkins of Mt. Carmel, Ill., Eric (Missy) Jenkins of Benton, Ky., Wallace William “Billy” Earle Jr. of Evansville; brothers, Jim (Carol) Earle of Oklahoma, John (Anita) Earle of Oklahoma, David Earle of California; brother-in-law, Gordy Morrison; sister-in-law, Tammy Morrison; grandchildren, Laura Earle, whom he raised, Matthew Earle, Patty Lynn Oldham, John Waters, William Waters, DeVonte Earle, Alexander Eastwood, Shawn Eastwood, LeeAnne Eastwood, Jamie Jenkins, Zachary D. Jenkins, Michael Carr, Amber Carr, Christina Earle, BreAnna Schaeffer, Zachary D. Earle, Erica, Nicholas and Brooklyn Jenkins, Reagan Wilham, Breyden Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Zachary Wallace, Breyden and Jayden Bratcher; brothers-in-law, Steve (Carol) Venson, Arthur Ray (Roxanne) Venson, Mark (Helen) Venson, Jeff (Martha) Venson, Rory (Kara) Venson; life-long friends, Vicky (Pete) Hamilton, Berlin (Jo) Masterson and Pat (Danny) Fitzgerald

He was preceded in death by daughter, Virginia “Ginny” Earle, parents, Beauton (Enlow), Oscar Earle; brothers, Charles Earle, Larry Earle; grandchild, Wesley Weese, and great-grandchild, Chris Wilham.

Funeral services will be at
10 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2009 at Browning Funeral Home 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville with Rev. Jarmen Perkins officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery where the Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites.

Visitation will be
2-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2009 and 8 a.m. until service time Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Browning Funeral Home.