Billie Joe Earl "BJ" was born on June 28, 1936 in Herrin, Illinois to James, and Lizzie May Earl.
BJ went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2021 in Moore, Oklahoma. BJ was raised in Effingham, Illinois, and married Helen Ruth Knepp on June 30, 1955. Together they had two daughters. Tina, and husband Troy Dobbs of Clinton, OK; Gina, and husband Mark Myers of Lexington, OK. BJ leaves behind his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren Ashley, and husband Jacob of Amarillo, Texas, Leal, and husband Timothy Harthcock of Lexington, OK, and their children Zacary, Abigail, and Gracelynn, Danyal, and husband Judah of Moore, OK; and their children David, Esther and Tabitha. Alton, and wife, Kami Myers of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, and their daughter Paisley Mathew Myers of Pink, OK; Hanna Myers of Lexington, OK; Traci, and husband Matthew Cole of Lexington, OK; and their children Eric, Alyssa, and Jacob.
BJ was a hardworking man, and it showed through his several jobs which included The State of Illinois Department of Correction, Oklahoma Department of Correction, Mid-America Christian University, and his part time job at Family Dollar.
BJ was also a longtime faithful member of Shartel Church of God in Oklahoma City, and enjoyed going to Joyaires at church. Besides enjoying the fellowship of family and friends; BJ loved to sit on his favorite chair on the porch, and by the window with his wife to watch the squirrels.
BJ loved his visits with his grandchildren, and often playfully picked on them but what he really enjoyed was seeing them grow especially his great-grandchildren. Other interests of BJ’s was watching the St. Louis Cardinals, The Oklahoma City Thunder, and OSU games. He loved to eat at his favorite restaurant the Boomerang dinner where he would have his coffee. BJ will always be remembered for his amazing personality, and his easy ability to make friends anywhere he went but the best memory is how he could make people laugh.
Please join us for BJ’s Funeral Service on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Shartel Church of God located at 11600 S. Western Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 1:00 pm. Also, if you plan to order flowers for Billie’s service, please omit all roses from orders, as an immediate family member has a serious allergy to roses.
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