Earl was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Clintonville, WV, to the late Johnnie Washington Loudermilk and Bertha Elizabeth Bryant Loudermilk.
He was a Carpenter Mason and a coal miner for Leckie Smokeless Coal Company, in Anjean, WV.
He enjoyed vegetable gardening and flowers, mowing, wood splitting, hunting and fishing, and feeding the birds. He enjoyed digging and cleaning ramps, and cooking them out in the woods.
He also enjoyed telling old time family stories, eating and baking, planting trees and loved his dogs and cats.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Guy Wilson Loudermilk, Gordon Franklin Loudermilk, Gray Alexander Loudermilk, Glen Edward Loudermilk, Garland Lee Loudermilk, William Henry Loudermilk, Gerald Andrew Loudermilk, Alvin Leo Loudermilk, and a sister, Gracie Susan Hinkle.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Myrna Jane Puffenbarger Loudermilk. They met at the WV state fairgrounds in 1956; their children, Gina Griffin, Tina Martin, Jill Krausman, Lois Davis, and Eric Loudermilk; grandchildren, Julie McDaniel Morgan, Travis Martin, Tristan Martin Grose, Shane Krausman, Emily Griffin, Chris Krausman and Zachary Dodd; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hubert “Hub” Ray Loudermilk and Robert “Bob” Eugene Loudermilk; and sister, Mary Etta Loudermilk Martin.
A private graveside service will be held for immediate family at Wallace Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Stewart Farley and Pastor Kenny Lambert officiating.
A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Rhema Christian Center in Fairlea.
In lieu of flowers, cards of condolence will be accepted.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Richard Durham, Dr. Baisden, Dr. Shawn Johnson, George Bryant, PAC, ER nurse Crystal Cole, RN, Pastor Stewart Farley and Pastor Kenny Lambert.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com