Donald "Donnie" James Earl, Jr.

September 19, 2021


Danville – Donald “Donny” James Earl Jr., 61, of Danville, Illinois passed away Sunday September 19th, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Don was born June 13th, 1960, son of the late Mary Ann (Wells) Earl and Donald James Earl Sr.

Don was employed at Quaker (PepsiCo) in Danville for 21 years.

Survivors include his wife, Shenna Earl of Danville. Two sisters, Tammie (Jimmy) Lappin of Indianola, Illinois and Robin (late Stan) King, of Watertown, Tennessee. A daughter, Misti (Kyle) Smitley of Rossville, Illinois. Two sons, A.J. (Jordan) Gandenberger of Rossville, Illinois and Bobby (Danielle) Stalvey of Crystal River, Florida. 10 grandchildren, Natalie, Reid J, Quinlie, Anson, Raven, Amelia, Christian, Soren, Liam and Reid C.

Don loved gardening and wood working, and spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. He will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 3940 N Vermilion St., Danville, Illinois 61834. Family and friends are welcome.

It is kindly requested that those in attendance wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Rortvedt Funeral Services & Crematory is assisting the family.

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Celebration of Life 1
September 24, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunset Funeral Home
3940 N. Vermilion Street
Danville, Illinois 61834

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