He was a member of Candies Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed a lifetime of farming in Bradley County.
“Red” will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Veneda Jenkins Earnest; his parents: Charles Barrett and Mildred Elizabeth Nicholson Earnest; son: Terry Ray Earnest; sister: Dorris and husband Ralph Clark; brothers: Charles Earnest, Leonard and wife Kathleen Earnest, Marvin (Whitey) and wife Robbie Earnest and their daughter Linda Earnest.
Survivors include, son: David Earnest and his wife Pam of Charleston; granddaughters: Terra Shea Pass and husband Corey of Charleston, Sarah Beth Earnest and Charles McEntyre, of Old Fort; step-grandchildren: Edwin Plank and wife Brooke, Courtney Betancourt and husband Nicholas, and Katie Plank, all of Cleveland; great-grandchildren: Olivia Pass and Stax McEntyre; step-great-grandchildren: Savannah Betancourt, Caraline Plank, and Caleb Plank of Cleveland.
Other survivors include one sister Myrtle Earnest Lawson and husband Bill of Huntsville, Ala; sisters-in law Tommie Vincent and husband Raymond, Betty Rue and husband Jimmy, Muriel Womac and husband Larry, Faye Jenkins, Bobbie Jenkins, along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from today from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church.
A celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. today at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Eldredge, Steve Earnest, Danny Lawson and Larry McNabb officiating, followed by interment at Center Point Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Vincent, James Earnest, Jonathan McNabb, Pat Pitt, Bill Runions, and Glenn Earnest.
You are encouraged to share a memory of “Red” or your personal condolence with his family by visiting his memorial web page and quest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family is honored to assist the Earnest family with these arrangements.