Larry Gilbert Earles, Jr.

Larry Gilbert Earles Jr., age 63 of Alvin, TX, was called home on Sunday, June 16, 2024 after a tragic vehicle accident. He was born in Houston, Texas to proud and loving parents, Larry Gilbert Earles, Sr. and Viola Laverne McKenzie Earles on September 24, 1960.

He grew up in Alvin, TX, where he met and married the love of his life, Debra Ann Gill and from that union they were blessed with four children. Larry worked as a chemical plant operator and enjoyed many hobbies including: cooking, barbecuing, baking, coin collecting, spending time with his family, and serving the Lord and his church. Larry was a loyal member of Calvary Baptist Church in Arcola and held close the many friends he made from Bayou Drive Baptist Church. He walked through life with a heart full of grace, his faith as his compass, guiding him through trials and tribulations with an unwavering spirit. Larry’s selflessness knew no bounds; he gave without expecting, loved without conditions, and uplifted everyone fortunate enough to cross his path.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 44 years, Debra Earles; his children: Amy Goad (Doug), Daniel Earles (Carrie), Nathan Earles (Danielle), and Natalie Yepes (Matthew); his brother, David Earles (Yvette); his sister, Laurie Eckhart (Wade); and his mother-in-law, Katherine Gill. He was a wonderful grandfather to Nathaniel Lopez, Logan Rodriguez, Cayla Earles, Kylee Fletcher, Bradley Earles, Cord Crowder, Jordan Fletcher, Ethan Earles, Marie Earles, Trevor Earles, Cheyenne Earles, Mabel Earles, and Adrienne Houston (Matt); great grandchildren: Cayden, Koltyn, and Kinsley; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends who will miss him dearly.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Calvary Baptist Church, 5307 Ladonia St, Rosharon, TX 77583. Pastor Gary Britton to officiate. Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.

Serving as pallbearers: Daniel Earles, Nathan Earles, Matthew Yepes, Doug Goad, Logan Rodriquez, William Earles and Justin Earles; Honorary Pallbearers: Nathaniel Lopez, Bradley Earles, Cord Crowder, and Jordan Fletcher.

The family wishes to express their profound gratitude for the acts of kindness and loving support extended to them during this heartbreaking time.


  1. My heart is filled with sadness for the loss of an awesome father-n-law, friend and mentor. Larry was always filled with joy a big smile and of course jokes.
    He taught me much about home improvement in the little time we had.
    I will miss his jabs about my eating habits, especially pecans. I will think of him often, especially when I am cleaning up after my stupid pecan trees.
    Love you Larry Earles

    Doug Goad
  2. Sadly, Larry was truly one in a million. You can tell a lot about a man by the people they choose to share their life with and Debra was his treasured wife and companion for over 40 years. You can also tell a tree by its fruit and these are just the first in his wonderful legacy: Amy, Daniel, Nathan and Natalie.

    A highly respected man who lived for God with a generous love in his heart and an ever-present smile on his face. He was deeply loved by family and friends and will truly be missed by us and by all who had the pleasure to know him. I feel sure that any of us who are blessed to make it through the “pearly gates” will see him again and enjoy our “forever”. Condolences and prayers for all who loved him. 💕🙏

    The Fletcher Family
  3. It is with unimaginable sadness that I write about the loss of Larry, my daughter-in-law’s dad and my sons father in law. He was a good man, that fully devoted his life to his Lord and his family. Natalie adored her father and loved spending time with him as did his whole family. Larry was a big presence, with an easy smile, and a good sense of humor; he was a great cook and loved to feed everyone. Life without Larry will be painful and very difficult but he lead by example and taught to lean on the Word of God when times are hard. No one can prepare us for such a deep, painful loss but with God all things are possible. Our hearts break for your loss, we will be praying for all of you and you will persevere because that is what he wants for you. All our love.
    2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

    Rick and Darleen Yepes
  4. Our hearts are grieving with you, Debra, and the rest of the family too. May God wrap a hedge of peace and comfort around you all at this sorrowful time and give you strength.

    However, we must remember that Larry’s life goes on. We must also smile in celebration of Larry’s witness to the Lord on earth and be excited that he has entered the gates of heaven. For all that are saved will have a joyous reunion with Larry someday when we all get to heaven.

    We love you Debra and are with you in spirit.

    Mark and Becky Hunter

    Rebecca Hunter
  5. Larry,
    All I can say is that you are a great man, a great mentor. Someone I aspired to emulate. I learned so much from you and you were very patient with me. I hope that I can be a little bit like you when I’m teaching new technicians. I only knew you at work but I wish I could have known you better.

  6. Losing a loved one is never easy, and is a challenging time. Please accept our deepest sympathies during this difficult period. If there’s anything we can do to help or if you need any support, feel free to reach out. Tom & I are praying for the healing of your family as I know all of your hearts are broken.

    JoDell & Tom Stansel

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