OBITUARY

Loys Z. Earnest

January 30, 1937June 19, 2020
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Loys Zennie Earnest was born in Avon Park, Florida on January 30, 1937 to Zennie and Marie Earnest. Loys grew up working on the family farm and helping care for his 4 siblings, Martha, Lonnie, Alvin, and Sandra. Loys married Betty Cribbs and they had two children – Richard and Trina. Loys grew up in Southern Baptist churches where his father was a preacher and was a devout Christian throughout his life. He was a lay leader in several Baptist churches where he ministered as a Sunday School teacher.

Loys worked extensively in groceries, farming and landscaping. One of his great loves in life, other than family and God, were his thousands of orchids which he tended to with expert skill. Loys and Betty enjoyed spending time with their children, grandchildren and extended family until Betty died in 2004.

Loys married Carol McCallister Jacobs in 2006. They enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and many friends including a group of exchange students they hosted in their home. Loys fiercely battled multiple myeloma for 12 years while surviving the deaths of his daughter-in-law Maureen Earnest and son Richard Earnest. Loys died at home on June 19, 2020 surrounded by loved ones and under the care of Trustbridge Hospice. Loys will be deeply missed by his surviving family and friends including his wife Carol, daughter Trina Elson, brothers Lonnie and Al Earnest, sister Sandy Masengale, grandsons Todd, Wes, Dale, Andrew, Austin and Nathan, granddaughter Claire, great grandson Trey. He will also be missed by his extended family including stepson Robert, wife Renee and grandchildren Kenneth, Jennifer, Rebecca Richar, daughter-in-law Bari and granddaughter Shiloh, stepdaughter Carolyn, husband David and children Matt, Curtis, Megan and the many beloved friends in the Sunday Night Family Dinner Group.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trustbridge Hospice at 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach FL 33407 or www.trustbridge.com.

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Ted McAfee

June 30, 2020

I will dearly miss those days camping on Peace River and seeing Loys and Trina show up with a truck load of corn to roast. How truly blessed to be part of that family that took time out of the day to day life to come back together at Thanksgiving and honor God and family in such a way. Trina and Family our faith in Christ will make it possible to see him again but he will be missed until that time.

Merrie Sheridan

June 27, 2020

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Merrie Sheridan

June 27, 2020

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Marci Johnson

June 24, 2020

In 2009 or 10.
With my mom,his younger sister Martha who passed away 8 yrs ago.

Marci Johnson

June 24, 2020

At my wedding 9-6-97

Shannon (Slade) Ratzlaff

June 24, 2020

Mr. Earnest was the children’s church teacher when I was a little girl. I remember songs we learned there, and I still have some of the little gifts he provided for us for things like memorizing verses. But what I remember most about Mr. Earnest is his unfailing kindness to everyone. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known.

trina elson

June 23, 2020

There are no words to describe how I feel right now. My dad was always there for me no matter what. He was a man of faith. His word meant everything to him. If he told you he would do something. You could count on him. He looked out after everyone. He was one of the hardest workers I've ever known. He loved to share what he had. He was blessed to meet Carol after my mom passed away. She made him extremely happy. I cannot thank her son and his wife for the care and love that they gave to him during his last few years. He was truly blessed to be loved by so many people. Daddy, I will forever miss you!

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