Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Earl Denton Waugh, 87, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on September 2, 2021. Earl was born November 18, 1933, in Nicholas County, KY, son of the late Retta Shannon Harney (mother), Coleman Harney (step-father), and Roy Waugh (father).
He attended and graduated from Millersburg Military Institute before serving in the U.S. Army. During his career he worked and retired from IBM and went on to haul livestock and farm alongside his son and grandchildren. An avid sports fan and western movie enthusiast, he was never at a loss for a good joke or story. He never met a stranger, and lived his life as an honest, hardworking man dedicated to his family.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Montgomery, brother, Vernon Waugh, and granddaughter, Amy Marie Waugh. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Charlotte Waugh; son Keith (Judy) Waugh; grandson, Todd Waugh; daughter Beth (Mike) Robin; grandson, Ben (Savannah) Robin; granddaughter, Ellie (Chris) Lairson; great-granddaughters, Finleigh, Andie, Lexie; great-grandsons, Easton and Wyatt; and niece, Cindy (Mitch) Hedges.
Pallbearers include Ben Robin, Todd Waugh, Chris Lairson, Paul Allen, Daryl Kelly and Bill Hickman. Honorary pallbearers include Garland George, Dubbie Shannon, Jewel Cole, Larry Barber and the McDonald’s Breakfast Crew (Mike Jones, Victor Bromagen, Bob Scott, Denny Ritchie, Ron Sparks, Jamie Courtney, Bob Eades, and Bud Rankin).
Visitation will be held at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home in Paris, KY, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with service immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Amy M. Waugh Memorial Scholarship Fund. www.hintonturner.com