OBITUARY

Earl Parrish Miner

October 7, 1928April 3, 2021
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Earl Parrish Miner, 92, passed away on April 3, joyously joining his wife, son and other long departed family members in heaven. Earl was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Peabody, Kan., to John Henry and Edna Miner. Soon after, the family moved to El Paso and Earl grew up in Central El Paso, graduating from Austin High School. Raised in the Great Depression, Earl began working from an early age to help his family. He held jobs at a gas station, changing the marquees at various theaters, and as a handyman. He also joined the Civil Air Patrol, where he met Alice Grant, a Ysleta High Student. Earl was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss in 1950 and served as a radio operator during the Korean War. In a battle to take a hill from Chinese and North Korean forces, Earl was wounded by an artillery shell, earning a Purple Heart. Returning to El Paso in 1952, he found work with El Paso Natural Gas. He also reconnected with Alice, who was working at the Chevron Refinery’s accounting office. Earl and Alice married at Ysleta Methodist Church in 1959 and three years later, their son Curtis joined the family. Their life revolved around Curtis, church activities, square dancing and loving many pets through out the years. Earl took early retirement from the gas company an began a second career with Ysleta ISD, working in the warehouse and at campuses across the East Side, retiring for good in 2011 in his 80s. Beside Alice and Curtis, Earl loved fixing broken items in his workshop, running model trains, and traveling with Alice to visit Curtis at his church appointments. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Neal Miner, Alice and Curtis. He is survived by his nephew Joseph Grant of Arizona. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday at Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter. A graveside service will follow, with limited attendance, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

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