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