Earl Joseph Laurie Sr

August 12, 1928August 6, 2013

Earl Joseph (Joe) Laurie Sr. Ret. MSGT Earl Joseph Laurie Sr. age 84 passed August 6, 2013 from a long illness. Earl was born August 12, 1928 to Ira Edgar Laurie and Anna Margaret (Hetu) in Pawtucket, RI.

Preceded in death by his son Earl Joseph Laurie Jr. of Colorado Springs, his three Brothers Leo I Laurie, Edward E Laurie and Raymond E Laurie all of Pawtucket, RI.

Earl is survived by his three children; son Lee Roland Laurie and his two daughters Jimi Frances Reed (Mike), and Colette Christina Cook (Dennis Gayton), five Grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren all of Colorado.

Earl joined the USAF in 1946 and served in various countries including Vietnam. He retired from the military in 1967. He retired from the United States Olympic Training Center in 1993. Earl was an American patriot who proudly served his Country over 21 years. A pressed uniform and a set of polished shoes were kept in closet, and he always said “I’m ready to go”. He was an accomplished marksman, horseman, and animal lover. He will greatly be missed.

There will be a viewing Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Memorial Gardens. The Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2013

Earl Joseph Laurie Sr

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colette cook

August 13, 2013

Dad until we meet again I miss you

August 12, 2013

At the Bruce McCandless Veterans Home in Florence, Earl was renowned for saying, "I love you!" to everyone. God blessed us with him. His voice was one of the strongest when we sang "God Bless America" after our worship service each Sunday. My condolences to the family, but rest assured he is in Good Hands. When I prayed with him before he moved to Colorado Springs recently, the last words from him to me were, "Jesus loves me!" Pastor Kathleen Gaspar, CO

Peggy Snuggs

August 9, 2013

I will miss you Joe. I loved you like you were my own father. I love you all as well and want only the best for you,now that your dad is gone you have only each other left. Please cherish that.