Mr. Earl J. Elledge, 79, of Rockaway Beach died Tuesday, February 21, 2018 at his
residence. Military Honors will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 28,
in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.
Earl Joseph Elledge was born Sunday, July 24, 1938 in Terre Haute, IN to Carlyle
and Bertha (DePasse) Elledge. In 1956 at the age of seventeen, Earl enlisted in the
U.S. Air Force and served as a Flight Engineer on the C-130 Hercules aircraft. After
twenty years of service he retired in 1976 with the rank of Tech Sgt. E-6. During
his service, he was awarded the Air Medal, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Air Force
Combat Medal, AF Longevity Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air
Force and Army Good Conduct Medals and Small Arms Ribbon. Earl then went to
work for the U.S. Naval Air Base in Pensacola, FL as an electrician. He worked there
for seventeen years and retired in 1993. In 1992 he met Janice Lee Cote in
Valparaiso, FL They moved from Fort Walton Beach, FL to Rockaway Beach, MO in
1993. He and Janice were married October 30, 1994. In Rockaway Beach.
Earl was a hard worker who was generous, kind and loving. He had a good sense of
humor and cared for others. He as a member of the Elks Lodge, VFW, DAV, VVA
#913, AMVETS Post 78, and American Legion. He enjoyed golf, woodworking and
fishing. He was of the Catholic Faith.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Elledge of Rockaway Beach; two sons, John
Elledge and wife, Susan of Valparaiso, FL, Edward Pittman of Rockaway Beach; two
daughters, Lori Tarasovich and husband, Robert of Warrington, VA, Lisa Dalton and
husband, Thomas of Fort Walton Beach, FL; a sister, Mary J. Huffman and husband,
Robert of Terre Haute, IN; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim Elledge; two daughters,
Glenda Hale and Noralee Reynolds and one grandson, Joe Elledge.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home,
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Mr. Earl J. Elledge
July 24, 1938 - February 21, 2018