Garland A. Earley

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Garland Audrey Earley, 79, of Leicester, died on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his residence. A native of Rutherford County, Garland was the son of the late Audrey David and Elizabeth Bridges Earley. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Liz Earley; and infant son, Tim Earley. Mr. Earley had retired from BASF, where he worked for many years as a chemical engineer. In his spare time, he was active member of the "Liar's Bench" at B&B Tobacconists in North Asheville. He was also an avid golfer and member at the Reems Creek Golf Course. Mr. Earley was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. Mr. Earley is survived by his wife, Caroline Perrou Earley; sons, Terry Earley (Pat) and Erik Earley; and grandchildren, Sarah Earley and Matt Earley. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at West Asheville Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stan Welch officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Waldensian Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Valdese, NC. His family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Memorials may be made to West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Your faith will carry you through and the love you shared with Garland will live on in your heart. You are so loved

  2. My deepest condolences to all of Garland’s family and friends. The love you share for each other will always be there to guide and support you… eternally.

  3. Thoughts and prayers are with you Caroline. My sincerest condolences to you and Garland’s family.

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