Earl Junior Stayrook, 82, of Bellefontaine, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine.
He was born June 13, 1936 in Monroe Township, Logan County, to the late Earl Irvin and Viola Elizabeth Pugh Stayrook. Also preceding him in death are his siblings, Sarah Maxine Aler, Elizabeth Herring and Robert “Bob” Stayrook.
On Oct. 29, 1956, he married Evelyn Eileen Rutter at the Stony Creek Church of the Brethren and she preceded him in death May 14, 2014.
Survivors include his children, Mark Alan Stayrook, Lisa Marie (Karl) Kennedy and Susan Renee Dearth, all of Bellefontaine; grand- children, Ben (Renae) Kennedy, Andy (Natasha) Kennedy, Katie (Cody Zell) Riley, Kristy (Dustin Hughes) and Kody Riley; great- grandchildren, Kendra, Hailey and Lauren Kennedy, Reed Kennedy, Lucy Flood, Troy Hughes, Cody Zell, Piper Zell and Willow Zell; great-stepgrandchild, Jason Wilson; great-great-stepgrandchildren, Zayden and Xavier; siblings, Christine (Tom) Spain, Dorlean Guthrie, Betty Hennessy, Shirley Ritter, Sharyl Jackson and Phyllis (Kay) Hunt; a sister-in-law, Ruth Stayrook; a brother-in-law, Robert Herring, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Junior worked for Craig’s Elevator and then for Bellefontaine City Schools in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Bellefontaine Church of the Brethren. He was a big fan of Bellefontaine Chieftain athletics as well as the Cincinnati Reds. He raised beagle dogs for a number of years, always had a big garden and loved to mow his yard.
Pastor Mike Roberts officiates a service at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Church on Detroit Street, formerly Church of the Brethren, 534 S. Detroit St., Bellefontaine, following calling that begins at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church on Detroit Street, 534 S. Detroit St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311; and to Logan Acres Activity Fund, 2739 County Road 91, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.