Cloyde Richard Earp
Cloyde Richard Earp, 72, of Kewanna, passed away (following a battle with cancer) on Sunday, Aug. 15 at the home of his mother-in-law in rural Monterey.
He was born on Sept. 8, 1948, in Rochester, to the late Cloyde Russell and Florence L. (Johnson) Earp. Richard graduated from Onarga Military School and Vincennes University. He worked most of his life as a farmer and a truck driver. During his retirement, he worked alongside his son in his farming operation.
Richard was a member of Leiter’s Ford United Methodist Church and was a 4-H leader for 30 years. He was the founder of Fulton County Model Railroad Club. He was a train enthusiast and especially enjoyed model railroading.
Richard loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife Christine (Reinhold) Earp; son Ross [Nicole] Earp; daughter Allison [Randy Kopka] Earp; stepson Jacob [Amy] Koepkey; granddaughters: Maci Earp, Maddison Earp, and Esther Earp-Kopka; step-grandsons: Logan Koepkey, Griffin Koepkey, and Sawyer Koepkey; step-granddaughter Madelyn Koepkey; sisters: Donna Clark and Phyllis Covey; mother-in-law Esther (Mack) Reinhold; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Cloyde Russell and Florence L. [Johnson] Earp; and his father-in-law Valentine Reinhold Jr.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Rev. Nancy Foster officiating.
Graveside services were held at 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. CDT) Sunday, Aug. 22 at Earp Cemetery in Cornell, Illinois.
Burial will take place at Earp Cemetery in Cornell, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leiter’s Ford United Methodist Church or Monterey United Methodist Church.
Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.
(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 13, 2021)