Earl Louis Satterfield, age 84, of Troy, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.
Earl was born to Zella and Lillie (Morris) Satterfield on April 1, 1928 in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
He was a longtime resident of Troy, Ohio and a current member of the Grace Baptist Church in Ludlow Falls and formerly a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Troy. Earl was a retired machinist who had worked at West Milton Precision in Vandalia, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his brother, Arnold Satterfield; mother and father-in-law, Graydon and Jossie Browning; four brothers-in-law, Paul Browning, French Guthrie, Harold Stevens and George Carver.
Earl married his wife of 63 years, Margaret Ann Browning on January 25, 1950.
Margaret survives with four children and their spouses, Earlrita (Roy) Gibson of Troy, Paula (Byron) Peppler of Belleview, Florida, Belinda (Daniel) Bashore of Lebanon, Ohio, and Graydon (Angie) Satterfield of Piqua, Ohio. Earl is also survived by his sisters, Marie Stevens of California and Ruby Guthrie of West Virginia; and brother, Lawrence (Harlene) Satterfield of West Virginia; sister-in-law, Norma Carver; sister-in-law Janice Satterfield of Orlando, FL; twelve grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special cousin, Wanda Stout of Colorado.
Earl served as a corporal in the United States Army from 1946 to 1953. He was stationed in Korea during the Korean Conflict.
Earl was a writer of poetry and often took time to write down his thoughts on life. This is an excerpt from one of those writings:
At the end of this life, I would like to be remembered by my family and friends as one who had more regard for others than myself, as one that lived for Christ although far from being perfect, and one with many faults yet Christ did shine through all the faults of this body. Realizing that it is only in death that victory comes and that I really begin to live.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Grace Baptist Church, Ludlow Falls with Pastors Dale Scott and Monty Stratton officiating.
Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio.
The family received friends from 2:005:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.