Louis Kenneth Earthman

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Graveside services for Louis Kenneth Earthman, 68, of Hughes Springs will be 10 AM, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs with Bro. James Bynum officiating under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Earthman was born on September 18, 1942 in Van Alystne, TX to Knowles Thomas Earthman and Melba Ella Miller Earthman and died on Sunday, January 23, 2011 in a Longview hospital. Survivors include his mother; his wife Caryle Earthman; one son Thomas Earthman; two daughters Tamarah and Triciah Earthman; one sister and brother-in-law Judy and Jerry Brewster; two brothers-in-law Mike Joyce and Tim Paul; one sister-in-law Connie Joyce; two granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 25th at the funeral home in Hughes Springs.

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  1. Please accept our condolences in the loss of your loved one. I know it is too late to thank him in person, but please know that Gene and I appreciate that he spent a part of his life in service to our country.

  2. I have such wonderful memories spent with the Earthman family. Raising our kids togehter. The best was our trip to Colorado. Many laughs were had by all of us. Roy really enjoyed Kenny. He will certainly be missedJane Taylor

  3. Mr. Earthman may you now be with the angels and look down on your beautiful family. The man I remember as a kid was a funny, loving person, just like a dad. I remember making mums for homecoming with Tammy for our dates and you laughed because I was not artistic. I am still not artistic, but that memory will always be with me. God Bless you and you will be missed.

  4. I will miss Kenny. He was there for our family many times in need. We shared a lot of good times during the holidays and family get togethers. Some of my lifes fondest moments was when Kenny, Mike and I would just get together and have fun.

  5. Kenny was such a sweet guy and a valued classmate. I had such a crush on him in high school. All of his high school friends mourn his loss and send our condolences to his loved ones.

  6. Kenny was one of my best friends , all the way from Asbel Smith elementary school, through high school, at Robert E Lee. I can remember Mr. and Mrs Earthman well. I remember going to church with them; of carrying a washtub around the neighborhood at Halloween; and later of riding around with Kenny in his old '57 Chevy coupe. He was always a heck of a nice guy, and a great high school athlete. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.Jerry Pursley

  7. Mr. Earthman thank you. You have made many of us boys into men. Your time with the Boy Scouts will never be forgotten. We would camp every month of every year, rain, sleet, snow, and heat. You would drive your blue van to all corners of Texas. My family and I thank you for your time, service, and your love for community.God Bless and Be Prepared!

  8. Kenneth was such a nice guy. I went all through school with him. The last time I saw him was at our 30th reunion, I believe. I was asked to sing and everyone was dancing. He danced right in front of me while I was singing, and looked at me and had this big smile on his face.

  9. Caryle, Tom, Tammy and TriciahI am so very sorry to hear about Kenny's death. He was always nice and there to help me when needed. I hope your memories of him will help you during this time. Love, Pam

  10. Lots of fond memories of Kenny from the first grade through high school. Played together as kids and remained friends during those years. Always remember Kenny as a "good" person, straight forward, and someone who would laugh at my jokes. He will be missed.My condolences to his mom and rest of the family. Jimmy Bevers

  11. Our prayers and heartfelt thoughts are with all the family at this difficult time of sorrow. We have a lot of wonderful memories of Kenny growing up in Baytown. God Bless all of you.

  12. Dear Earthman Family:"Kenny" and I were the best of friends growing up in Baytown, Texas. We attended Second Baptist Church together, and we attended the same public schools (Ashbel Smith Elementary, Horace Mann Jr. High, and Robert E. Lee High School). We played football, basketball and ran Track together in school. Most of my memories of Kenny are from elementary school years when we were neighborhood playmates. Our lives grew further apart as the years past, and my last visit with him was at our 20th (I believe) High School reunion. He was a very special friend (did he ever tell you how he cut his cheek open leaping off the roof of his garage and hitting an exposed nail on the way down?). May God comfort you in your loss for he has gone to a better place.Best Regards, Art Whitmer

  13. Read The Baytown Sun this morning and was saddened at the untimely death of Kenneth. Deepest sympathy from a cousin through the Cotten/Earthman line. Nancy Kay & Viola Cotten Crook.

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Kenney's passing. I lived next door to the Earthmans and have many fond memories of Kenny and his family.

  15. Melba, Judy and Kenny's Family,I am so saddened for your loss of Kenny…so many good memories on "Adoue Street"….Earline and I reminisce about the Earthman family with happy thoughts….My prayers are with you, Love,Marilynn

  16. A dear friend, classmate and teammate–we will all miss you. In rememberance, perhaps this poem will bring some solace:Dont grieve for me, for now Im freeI am following the path God laid for meI took his hand when I heard his callI turned my back and left it allI could not stay another dayTo laugh, to love, to work, or playTasks left undone must stay that wayI found that peace at the close of dayIf my parting has left a voidThen fill it with remembered joyA friendship showed, a laugh, a kissAh yes, these things I too will missBe not burdened with time of sorrowI wish you the sunshine of tomorrowMy lifes been full, I savored muchGood friends, good times, a loved ones touchPerhaps my time seemed all too briefDont lengthen it now with undue griefLift up your heart and share with meGod wanted me now he set me free

  17. Kenny was a great person and I am blessed to have called him friend. He touched many lives in a positive way. He will be missed.

  18. I'm so sorry to hear about Kenny. He was always such a nice guy all through school. I especially remember him for his athletic abilities. My prayers go out to all of the family. Rest in peace, Kenny.

  19. Kenneth (Kenny) grew up next door to my family the Nelson,s on the 500 block of Adoue in Baytown. Am so sorry to hear of his passing.The family will be in my prayers.

  20. Kenneth (Kenny) grew up next door to my family the Nelson,s on the 500 block of Adoue in Baytown. Am so sorry to hear of his passing.The family will be in my prayers.

  21. Melba, Judy, and Kenny's Family,I just got a note from Jerry Pursley regarding Kenny's passing. Please accept my condolences, and know that my family's prayers are with you and yours. Kenny and I were the best of friends throughout our school years. We were also together at Second Baptist Church everytime the doors were open. Our parents were very faithful about that, and I'm grateful for it! I remember Mrs. Earthman (I still have difficulty calling her Melba) telling my mom that she was considering charging rent for me spending so much time at Kenny's house. I also remember the "usual suspects" we ran with, Duane, Art, Jerry, Vernon, Bobby and others. Just reading those who have signed this guest register brings back great memories of growing up in Baytown, and Kenny was right in the middle of it all. I'll miss him, but my comfort is that I know he is with his Heavenly Father.Donnie

  22. Melba,Judy & Family,My prayers for all. Knowing he is in good hands will comfort the hurting heart because of this passing. As this is a voice from past, everyone on our prayer list during this time of grieving. Neighbor for many years on Adoue St.Bobby BarrBaytown, Texas

  23. Melba and Kennys Family,I was so shocked to hear of Kennys home going, and I am praying for you. There is no doubt where he is and that we will see him again. I bet Vernon was glad to see him. Going all through school with Kenny and growing up in Second, I have such fond memories of him. After fellowship on Sunday night a group of us would go in his Chevy to the airport, and solve the problems of the world as we watched the planes come in. I still remember some of those late night conversations.Mother sends you her love.e

  24. Dear Melba and Kenny's family, I just heard this morning that Kenny died. Memories suddenly flooded my mind. He and my brother, Duane were as close as brothers and usually up to something! I'll never forget my parents drinking coffee in the kitchen and looking out the window to see our old red plymouth passing by on the railroad track. Duane, Kenny and a couple of other risk takers had deflated the tires for a afternoon rail trip! Such wonderful memories enrich our lives. My prayers are with your family today as you celebrate an amazing man.Deana Cartlidge Harris

  25. Earthman Family and friends…It seems like only yesterday that we were running about the neighborhood playing. I am thankful that through technology we as old friends can express our thoughts about the friendships of the past. Had a crush on Kenny most of my young life, thought he was so cute and such an athlete..Earline and I used to spy on him all the time…Wow, time sure has a way of getting away. So wonderful to know that he is with the Lord, somehow that lets me know that someday we all will see him again. God Bless you all forever.Sincerely,Jane D. PrestonDee Didriksen

  26. I am so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing away. We were good friends in elememtary school. He was playing with us one day when he stepped off a shed where we were acting like Superman and ripped his cheek all the way through. The world will miss him.

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