Earl L. McRill
Earl L. McRill, age 74, of Crossville TN passed away peacefully on Thursday March 26, 2015 at his son’s Solon OH home. He is survived by his son Scott (Michele) McRill and their two children Kelsey and Tyler; daughter-in-law Leanne McRill and her three children Beth, Kevin, and Garrett; and two brothers, Carl and Glen McRill. He was preceded in death by his parents Rollie and Cecil (Medler) McRill; brother Richard; his wife Barbara; and son Greg (Leanne) McRill.
Earl was born on January 26, 1941 in East St. Louis, IL, and grew up in the southern IL town of Fairfield. After marrying Barbara in southern IL, they moved to Sandwich and then Somonauk IL where they raised two boys and Earl logged 30 years as a UAW laborer for Caterpillar. Earl and Barbara retired to Winter Haven FL at the age of 49 where they lived for 15 years, enjoying the sunshine and countless rounds of golf, until Barbara’s death in 2004. After moving to Tennessee from central Florida in 2005, Earl spent his remaining years on the Cumberland Plateau in Crossville, TN where he played many more rounds of golf with the Lake Tansi Bandits.
Earl will be buried alongside his wife and son at a private family service in IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer society would be gratefully accepted.