Homer C. Earll
Homer C. Earll
  • March 18, 1928 - December 2, 2017
  • Annapolis, Maryland

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Homer C. Earll, a retired entrepreneur who built his career around wood products, especially cedar shingles and shakes, died on December 2nd after a long illness in Annapolis, Maryland. Born in Garden City, New York, on March 18, 1928, he graduated from Garden City High School and earned his B.A. at Western Maryland College where he was an All-American in soccer. His company, Earll Forest Products, represented shingle, shake, and plywood mills for over thirty years. Later in his career, he served as District Manager and educator for the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau which recognized his accomplishments with its lifetime achievement award. He loved soccer as much as he appreciated wood, and he served as men’s soccer coach at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) from 1964 through 1979. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985 and received the College’s Alumnus of the Year Award in 1991. He was also an active member of the Annapolis chapter of Rotary International since 1984.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Klinefelter Waters Earll, and his son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Pamela Earll, of New Freedom, PA, his daughter, Virginia Earll Soybel, of Boston, MA, his step-daughters, Betty Waters Phipps and Sally Waters Southard, and their families, as well as his three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

His service will be held on Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD. The family will receive friends and relatives starting at 1:00.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rotary Foundation , the Employees Fund at Ginger Cove Residents Club, or The Green & Gold Club-Soccer at McDaniel College (Attn:Chip Junkin)