1940 - 2018
Earl Correll, 77, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Earl was born April 26, 1940, in Happy Valley, TN., to John David and Mary Louisa (Franklin) Correll. He grew up working with his daddy in the sawmill. He married Geraldine Satterfield on April 20, 1959. He served in the United States Air Force. He worked as a welder and owned his own tree service with his sons called Correll and Sons Tree Service. He later retired from the Iowa Park Consolidated Independent School District. He was pastor of Northside Baptist Church where he preached for 43 of his 45 years of ministry. He was presented the Men of Valor Award by the Committee for Christian Liberties of Texas in 1977 and was the recipient of the year 2000 Hometown Hero Award in Iowa Park .
He is preceded in death by his parents; seven siblings, including his twin, Earlie Correll, Burlin Correll, J.T. Correll, Beatrice Correll, A.B. Correll, Clayton Correll, and Linda Kay Correll; a granddaughter, Shiliana Erskine; and great-grandson, Steven Freeman, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Geraldine Correll of Iowa Park; children, David Correll of Bridgeport, Charles “Moe” Correll and Annia Erskine, both of Wichita Falls, and Wayne Correll of Iowa Park; sisters, Annie Correll, Mary Jo Correll, and Melvin Correll; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials be made to Northside Baptist Church, 800 N Wall St. Iowa Park, Texas 76367.