Earl Southmayd

Obituary of Earl V. Southmayd

Earl V. Southmayd, 80, of Peasleeville, peacefully passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his home, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of the North Country, following a ten year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Lake Placid on January 29, 1939, the son of Ralph A. and Dorothy (Kennedy) Southmayd. Earl grew up in Peasleeville and graduated from Peru High School in 1957. He was enlisted in the United States Army and served proudly in Panama until he was honorably discharged in 1963. He was a member of the Saranac American Legion Post 1618. Earl worked for Peru Central School as a maintenance man until 1998 when he retired and began serving others full time with his lifetime love of playing country and bluegrass music. Many of his musical escapades were shared with his dear friend Donnie Perkins. He enjoyed entertaining people in local nursing and ARC homes. He organized many local old time fiddler events and served as a twenty year member of the RSVP Kitchen band. Survived by Earl's passing are, his loving wife of 54 years, Carole (Brown) Southmayd, whom he married on January 9th 1965; along with children, Vernon and Kelly Southmayd with their children Luke and Rachel; Sonya and David Sears with their children Megan and Erin; Holly and Todd Fortin with their children Colby and Noah; Sister Lana Fournier and many other loving extended family members. Calling hours will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will be held Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1 PM at the Ausable Forks United Methodist Church. Committal prayers, military honors, and burial will follow in the Peasleeville Cemetery. The family asks, in lieu of flowers, that any generosity be directed to the following organizations that served Earl in his battle with cancer; Hope Lodge of Burlington or Hospice of the North Country. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019
AuSable Forks United Methodist Church
State Route 9N
AuSable Forks, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Peasleeville Cemetery
Peasleeville Road
Peru, New York, United States
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