Earl Patrick Killebrew
Earl Patrick Killebrew
  • September 21, 1950 - January 5, 2018
  • Morehead City, North Carolina

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Earl Patrick Killebrew, Jr.

September 21, 1950 – January 5, 2018

Earl Patrick Killebrew, Jr., 67, of Morehead City, died Friday, January 5, 2018. A memorial service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC. The Rev. Cliff Harwood will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home.

Earl was the son of E. Patrick Killebrew, Sr. and Elizabeth Baker Killebrew of Wilson, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a linebacker and place kicker on the Fike High School State Championship teams of 1967 and 1968 and was All-Conference and All-State his senior year. Earl played in the 1968 Shrine Bowl game in Charlotte and the 1969 Coaches East-West All-Star game in Greensboro. He accepted a football scholarship from Appalachian State University, where he played linebacker in 1970 and 1971. Earl was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a longtime employee of Bridgestone in Wilson. Earl was elected to the Fike High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

Surviving are his brother, Dan Killebrew and wife, Joy, of Wilson; his sister, Connie Batten Fisher of Washington, NC; three nieces, Holly Killebrew Stevens and husband, Zach of Greenville, Kimberly Killebrew of Wilmington, and Libby Batten of Beacon, NY; and one nephew, Stephen Batten of Euless, TX.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to www.thomasyelverton.com.