Ricky L. Earls

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mr. Ricky L. Earls, age 58 of Tullahoma, Tenn., passed away, Friday, May 15 at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 1 p.m. until service time at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Mr. Earls, a native of Wichita, Texas, was the son of the late Billy Joe Earls and Nancy Crosslin Cooper, who survives. Mr. Earls served in the U.S. Army and had worked as a machinist.

He was an ordained Baptist minister whose passion was helping people. He had worked at the Tony Rice Center in Shelbyville and had obtained his Paralegal Certificate from UT in order to help with legal matters. He also had a great love of animals and enjoyed rescuing and finding homes for stray dogs and cats. One of his favorite hobbies was taking his son and his nieces and nephews fishing.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by one sister, Debra Kim Earls.

In addition to his mother, Nancy Cooper of Lewisburg, he is survived by his wife, Brenda Earls of Lewisburg; one son, Dustin Earls of Lewisburg; two step-sons, Jimmy Darnell and his wife, Gidget, of Lewisburg and Chris Poarch and his wife, Val, of Flat Creek; one sister, Sherri Ghea of Lewisburg, and numerous devoted nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the memorial fund at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.