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800 W. Jackson Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-526-6384
Fax: 931-520-1858
Earl Charles

Earl Charles

Friday, August 11th, 1939 - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Earl Charles, 80 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away on at his home surrounded by his family.

Earl was born Friday, August 11, 1939, in Pike County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Earl Thomas and the late Eunice Lillian (Coleman) Charles.

Earl was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a founding member of the Cookeville Life Church.

Earl is survived by, wife, JoAnn (Johnson) Charles, 3 Daughters, Peggy and Bubba Ward of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Carolyn and Bruce Potter of Ft. Pierce, Florida, and Tracy and Marc Pendel of Cookeville, Tennessee; 10 Grandchildren; 21 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Sisters, Janet Crane of Norfolk, Virginia, and Linda Cook of Cookeville, Tennessee; 2 Brothers, Gary Charles of Hastings ,Michigan and Roger Charles of Charlotte, North Carolina; Brother-in-life, Dave Beam of Cookeville, Tennessee.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents.

Earl chose cremation, the family followed his wishes, and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the Cookeville Life Church or Autism Speaks, at

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Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center.
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Barbara Hendry

Posted at 02:09pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family. May God Bless you all & comfort your hearts with love and many precious memories. Drew and Barbara Hendry

Colleen Clevenger

Posted at 10:08pm
Mr. Earl you will be missed by so many.... Until we meet again.... Love you Big!!

Sandra williams

Posted at 08:08pm
Joann and family our prayers are with all of you Earl will be missed by many Love to all Sandy Danny and family

Jenny Charles Cumberledge

Posted at 08:03pm
I miss you Earl. When on vacation to Florida you were always available to pick me up and buy me lunch. You are an incredible nephew and was always kind hearted. I love you and can’t wait to see you in Heaven.
Aunt Jenny (Charles) Cumberledge

Chuck & Michelle McFalls

Posted at 03:18pm
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. If you need anything don't hesitate to call.

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