Cloyde Richard Earp, 72, of Kewanna, IN passed away (following a battle with cancer) on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the home of his mother-in-law in rural Monterey, IN.
He was born on September 8, 1948 in Rochester, IN to the late Cloyde Russell and Florence L. [Johnson] Earp. Richard graduated from Onarga Military School and Vincennes University. He worked most of his life as a farmer and a truck driver.
During his retirement, he worked alongside his son in his farming operation.
Richard was a member of Leiter’s Ford United Methodist Church and was a 4H leader for 30 years. He was the founder of Fulton County Model Railroad Club. He was a train enthusiast and especially enjoyed model railroading.
Richard loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Christine [Reinhold] Earp, Wife
Ross (Nicole) Earp, Son
Allison (Randy Kopka) Earp, Daughter
Jacob (Amy) Koepkey, Step Son
Maci Earp, Granddaughter
Maddison Earp, Granddaughter
Esther Earp-Kopka, Granddaughter
Logan Koepkey, Step Grandson
Griffin Koepkey, Step Grandson
Madelyn Koepkey, Step Granddaughter
Sawyer Koepkey, Step Grandson
Donna Clark, Sister
Phyllis Covey, Sister
Several Nieces and Nephews
Esther [Mack] Reinhold, Mother-in-law
Preceded in death by:
Cloyde Russell and Florence L. [Johnson] Earp, Parents
Valentine Reinhold, Jr., Father-in-law
Visitation will be from 11AM – 1PM EDT Suday, August 22, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 1PM EDT Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Nancy Foster officiating.
Graveside Services will be held at 4:30 PM EDT (3:30 PM CDT) Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Earp Cemetery in Cornell, IL.
Burial will take place at Earp Cemetery in Cornell, IL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Leiter’s Ford United Methodist Church or Monterey United Methodist Church.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.