Earl Daves Cabaniss Jr., 59, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Wake Forest Memorial Baptist in Winston Salem, N.C., after battling a long time illness.
He is now walking side by side in the presence of our loving heavenly Father, facing no more pain or suffering.
Earl was born June 2, 1953, in Newport News Virginia. He is a graduate of Pulaski High School Class of 1971 where he enjoyed running track. Earl placed second in state in the long jump and triple jump events. He attended New River Community College then went on to attend Ferrum College.
Earl was a construction worker for about 15 years and then worked at Volvo for 26 years.
Earl was preceded in death by his father, Earl Daves Cabaniss, May 1, 2012.
Surviving are his wife of 29 loving years, Lugene P. Cabaniss; daughter, Jackie C. Gephardt and her husband, Christopher, along with their two daughters, Gabrielle Christine and Kendall Morgan of Baltimore, Md.; daughter, Tanna Faye Elizabeth Payne and her husband, John, of Richmond; son Earl Daves Cabaniss III, of Pulaski; loving mother, Edna Faye Brickhouse Cabaniss; sister, Susan Kirby and her husband, John, along with their three boys, Jay ,Tyler and Jordan, of Roanoke, and sister, Elizabeth Wadsworth and her husband, Richard, of Georgia.
Earl was a loving, caring father, compassionate husband and fun-loving grandfather. Earl will be missed by a long list of “good ole” buddies but will live on in our cherished memories.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. until the memorial service at 7 p.m., at Steven’s Funeral Home, Pulaski, with Pastor Dave Hoover officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association (“yeah buddy”). NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030, Att: Diane Smith.