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William E. Earl

August 11, 1937 - October 3, 2016

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William E. Earl, Everyone new him as Bill Earl, he was 79 years old, and lived in Lake Worth, FL, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016.
Bill was born in Allegan, Michigan to Lyle & Lillian Earl. Bill was the Salutatorian of Martin High School, in Marin Michigan. Bill attended Western Michigan University. Bill had delivery dairy route. After this career he join the Painter union, because he learned how to paint from Uncle Carl. Bill moved to South Florida in 1964.Bill owned and operated his own company with his sons, A-1 Paint Inc....

William E. Earl, Everyone new him as Bill Earl, he was 79 years old, and lived in Lake Worth, FL, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016.
Bill was born in Allegan, Michigan to Lyle & Lillian Earl. Bill was the Salutatorian of Martin High School, in Marin Michigan. Bill attended Western Michigan University. Bill had delivery dairy route. After this career he join the Painter union, because he learned how to paint from Uncle Carl. Bill moved to South Florida in 1964.Bill owned and operated his own company with his sons, A-1 Paint Inc. of Palm Beach, since 1972. also know as William E. Earl and Sons, Member of the Knights of Columbus, member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Member of the Painter and Decorating Contractors of America. He was loving father and grandfather. He was a great boss and mentor to his employees. He was very much like in the Construction industry. The son of entrepreneurs he began his painting career in the early 1960's. In 1968, he relocated to Palm Springs, Florida and worked for local painting companies. It was that entrepreneur spirit instilled in him that drove him to start his own small painting business in 1972 known then as William E. Earl Painter out of his garage. There was nothing else he was most passionate about than his faith, his family, and his business. Bill was from a generation of people that believed your word was your bond he always did what he said and expected the same in return. So it's to no surprise that along side his three sons he would grow his painting business into one of the biggest in Palm Beach County. During his 44 years in the construction industry he was blessed to have befriended so many people surely the stories are many. It was his faith, hard work, and dedication that kept his business going even during the downturn in the economy when so many other painting business were forced to close their doors Bill never lost hope and worked effortlessly the ever more harder to ensure the survival of his business. He just couldn't bare the thought of throwing in the towel and closing up shop and what that would have meant not only to his family but also to his employees and their families. Everyone at A-1 Paint will be forever eternally grateful for his relentless spirit and kindness. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Betty (Mike) Bellgraph.
He is survived by his loving wife, Brigitte; sons, Tom Earl (Lynne Zuback), Todd Earl (Cindy Teeters), and Roger Earl; grandchildren, Kelly (Leonardo "JR") Rodriguez, Kasey (Paul) Fenell, Jason Earl, Candice (Clayton) Norman, Alexandra Earl, Clint Earl and Clayton Earl; great grandchildren, Breanna Rodriguez, Jordyn Rodriguez, and Ryan Fenell; siblings, Mary (William) Miller, Robert (Judy) Earl, Nancy (Richard) Priest; also many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, at Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass will be following at 1:00PM, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 425 N. M St, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Burial at Lake Worth Memory Gardens, 3041 Kirk Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33461.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Dr # 100, Morrisville, NC 27560.