Anthony "Tony" Joseph Earl

Born: Wed., Jan. 16, 1980
Died: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Location: Heartland Church

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Location: Heartland Church

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Anthony “Tony” Joseph Earl, 37, Kokomo, passed away peacefully at 5:25 am Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at his home following a courageous battle against cancer.  He was born January 16, 1980, in Kokomo, the son of Michael & Phyllis (Jessup) Earl.  On June 29, 2002, at Heartland Ministries Church, he married Kimberly Wallace and she survives. 

Tony was a 1998 graduate of Kokomo High School.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology and then received his Master’s degree from Indiana University in Business. He served as a business unit leader for Clarke Solutions in Fishers, and also owned and operated Everlasting Security which he began in 2011.  Tony was an active member of Heartland Church.  He was an avid bowler and was on the Purdue University Bowling Team during his years as an undergraduate.  He was an active volunteer and member of the board at Acacia Academy where his children attend school.  In addition, he was very involved as a volunteer for the Professional Karate Commission of which his son is a member.  Most of all he was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Along with his wife, Kimberly, Tony is survived by his children, Whitney Grace Earl (13), and Collin Tyler Earl (10); brother, Andrew (Brandi) Earl, Galveston; mother & father-in-law, Ken & Ann Wallace; sister-in-law, Lori Wallace; niece, Kiara Wallace; and nephews, Carter Earl, and Kamden Earl.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Michael & Phyllis Earl. 

A public Celebration of Life service will be held in Tony’s honor at 3:00 pm Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Heartland Ministries Church, 3611 St. Rd. 19, Sharpsville, with Dr.  William Salsbery officiating.  A private family burial will be held in Nevada Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-8 pm on Friday at the church.     Memorial contributions may be made in Tony’s memory to Acacia Academy, 830 S. Main Street, Kokomo 46901, or to the family via Heartland Church, reference Heartland Cares/Earl family, or to the Indiana Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 10401 N. Meridian St. Ste. 150, Indianapolis 46290, as both of his children are affected by this disease. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.   Messages of condolence may be left online at  

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Anne M. Owens
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your families heart. I will be forever praying for all of you. Miss you and love you all


Zach Vernon
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Earl family. Tony was a well respected friend and colleague. Praying for strength and courage for the Earl family in the days ahead. May Tony watch over you all in God's kingdom above.

In Christ,


Glenn & Marsha Keeney (PKC)
   Posted Fri October 13, 2017
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Rachel Maciejack
   Posted Fri October 13, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Dr. and Mrs. Nicky Chavers, Noah .

Janet and Dean Kelly
   Posted Sun October 15, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.