Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Theodore G. Earnhardt

Theodore G. Earnhardt, (“Pig”), age 97 passed into the waiting arms of his savior on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  He was the husband of the late Dorothy J. Morris Earnhardt.

“Pig” was born in Montgomery County, NC., on April 22, 1922 to the late Julious and Sarah Bernice Earnhardt.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

Although a native of Albemarle, Stanly County, NC, he was residing in the home of his son, Tim, in Hartfield, Va. at the time of his passing

He was a World War II veteran enlisting December 12, 1942 in Charlotte as a private in the U.S. Airforce (Aircorp).  He served in the 3rd and 5th Branch Air Force.  We was awarded medals and honors receiving the American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with five Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.  He was discharged December 15th, 1944, at Fort Bragg with a rank of Corporal.

He went to work in 1952 for Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia as a Shipfitter and retired as a Supervisor in 1980 after 28 years.  He and his wife returned to Albemarle where he enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodworking, playing cards and watching the area baseball teams. He was an active member of First Street United Methodist Church where he served in different capacities and sang in the choir.

He is survived by two sons, Brady and wife, Linda, of York County, Virginia and Timothy and wife, Becky, from Hartfield, Virginia; one daughter, Saundra Ray and husband, C.A., of Erwin, Tenn.; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; special nieces Shirley Smith and Marsha Swanner; and many other special friends and family.

The family will receive friends between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm on Thursday, October 31st, at Stanly Funeral Home, Albemarle, with a graveside service following at Stanly Gardens Cemetery at 12:15 pm.

Memorials may be sent to First Street United Methodist Church, 509 N. 1st St, Albemarle, NC. 28001 or the charity of your choice.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Service is serving the family and an online condolence may be sent by visiting www.stanlyfuneralhome.com

4 Comments

  • Danny Hill Posted October 28, 2019 10:44 pm

    Uncle Pig was a great man. He did a lot for mother when she,had to go to Brithaven nursing home. I will always remember this as long as I live. Cbildren,keep your faith up you will see him again. I loved him so much and I will miss him, and I too will see him again in Heaven.

  • Joyce Wilson Posted October 29, 2019 3:10 pm

    Tim, know that I am thinking about you and I know you will celebrate your father’s passing in a most glorious way. – Joyce Wilson

  • Denise Baranowski Hall Posted October 30, 2019 7:16 pm

    I remember Mr. Earnhardt well. I went to school with Saundra and spent many days at their home enjoying the company of their father, mother and Timmy. My condolences to the family.

  • Desiree Flora Posted November 2, 2019 2:49 pm

    Losing a Father is the hardest thing in the world. At least for me it was and is. My heart felt sympathy is sent for you all. Know you are upheld in prayer.

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