Lawrence “E - Bear” Earl Jr, departed this life peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2020, at Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. He was 80 years old. He was a native of Gregg County Texas, and a resident of Baton Rouge and New Orleans La., for many years.
Son of the late Lawrence Earl Sr., and Lola Jimerson Earl. Devoted husband of the late Theresa Smith Bennett Earl. Beloved father of Theresa Colbert of Texas, Dianna (Christopher V. Guient) Bennett of Baton Rouge, LA., Vennetta Smith (Reginald) Waller of Cleveland OH, Nikkietta Bennett (Greg) Lindsey, Merilyn Ruffin (Freddie) Ross of New Orleans, Adolph Bennett Sr, of New Orleans, Ernest (Tonique) Ruffin Sr., of Memphis TN., Derrick Freeman of Baton Rouge, La., and the late Ardelphus Bennett Sr, Melvin Bennet Sr, and Walter Smith.
Brother of Ray (Nora) Earl of Garland, TX, Adel (Mary) Earl of Longview TX, LD (Rita) Earl, Maurice Earl of Kilgore, TX, Gestine Wheat of Kilgore TX, Edna Fuller of Dallas TX, the late Wilbert Earl Sr, and the late Willie Mae Earl.
Brother in law of the Honorable Anna S. Perkins and James Smith. Devoted friend of Juanita Simmons of Kenner, LA.
He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Pat Earl, and Matilda Jones and Frank and Jessie Jimerson. Grandson Adolph Bennett Jr.
Mr. Earl is also survived by a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Robinson Family Funeral Home 9611 LA – 23 Belle Chasse, La 70037 from 2p.m. – 4p.m. Followed by a private interment.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA – 23 BELLE CHASSE, LA 700037 (504) 208 – 2119.
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