Earl Thomas Settle, 80, of Longview, passed away July 29, 2017 at home. Earl was born January 19, 1937 in Joaquin, TX to Thomas Jefferson and Lillian (Velva) Settle.
He attended school at R.A. Long and Joaquin, graduating in 1955. Earl started at Reynolds Metal Company in October 1961. He retired October 14, 1996. Earl was a member of Robert Gray Baptist Church, and Armands Country Band. He liked to play music, especially the harmonica. He liked to fish and go camping with family. Earl was loving, caring, a jokester, and liked spending time with his family, especially his 9 grandkids and 7 great grandkids.
Earl and Betty Suggs were married June 15, 1957 in Kelso. She survives him at home. Also surviving are 2 sons, Tom (Becky) and Jeff; and daughter, Kathy, all of Longview; sister, Juanita Rodahl of Cathlamet; and brother Phillip (Paulette) Settle of Glendale, CA.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ida King; and brother, Roy Settle.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 5 at Robert Gray Baptist Church, 2448 46th Ave., Longview. Pastor Stephen Hall officiating.