COFIELD, NC – James Michael “Hoss” Earley, age 67, passed away on October 28, 2020 at his home.
Michael was born in Hertford County, NC, on January 10, 1953, a son of the late Donald Jackson and Jacqueline Barnhill Earley. “Hoss” was a skilled HVAC contractor and Plumber and was proud to have served his community for over 25 years, both working and teaching his skill to others at RCCC and TCC. He was a graduate of Ahoskie High School where he played football and was part of the team that were State Champions in 1970. “Hoss” adored his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time at the beach with family and friends and deep-sea fishing. Known for his witty sense of humor, he will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Jackson Earley, Jr.
Left to cherish his memory is his devoted, loving wife of 44 years Barbara Hodges Earley, two daughters, Katherine Earley of Colerain, NC, and Jacqueline Earley of Cofield, NC; his grandson, James Proffitt; and his granddaughter, Olivia Grace Proffitt; two sisters, Susan Earley of Colerain, NC, and Juanita Fleming, and husband, George of Concord, NC; sister-in-law, Nancy Blanton Earley of Knightdale, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held later.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Earley family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.