David Eugene Earp

David Eugene Earp

David Eugene Earp
December 20, 1945 – March 19, 2021

Knightdale – David Eugene Earp, 75, went home to be with his Lord and savior on Friday.  He was born in Wake County to the late William Gordon & Nellie Lovelace Earp.  He worked for Siemens for many years.  David loved his God, his family, Nascar, and Karaoke.  He was a great man who will be remembered for the love & dedication he showed to all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 24 years, Patricia Ann Goettee Earp, & his first wife, Lillian Bunn Earp.

He is survived by his children, Tammy Rennard (Tommy) of Knightdale, Leslie Bolick (Dale) of Wendell, Donna Cronin (Tommy) of Knightdale, Ray Edwards (Patsy) of Wendell, Joe Edwards (Taunia) of Wendell, brother, Kenny Earp, grandchildren, Shannon Redd (Hurley), Timmy Rennard (Hannah), Kristen Bolick, Jacob Edwards (Phoebe), Joe Edwards, Jr., Trey Cronin, Brittany Edwards, Delaney Cronin, Jackson Edwards, great grandchildren, Wyatt Rennard, Elizabeth Redd, Everleigh Redd, & Jace Edwards.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 5358 Pearces Rd., Zebulon, NC, 27597

Funeral service 1 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591.  Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, where the family will speak with friends following the committal.   www.stricklandfuneral.com (Masks Required)


  • Cindy Watts Posted March 21, 2021 3:49 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. David was always happy to say hello whenever I saw him. He loved his family and extended family. He will be missed b

  • LaDonna Hamer Posted March 21, 2021 8:36 pm

    It was pleasure to get to know you, enjoyed seeing and hearing you at karaoke. My prayers to the family for God has truly gained a angel.

  • Francanna Vaughan Posted March 22, 2021 7:04 pm

    I enjoyed hearing your singing at karaoke. Prayers for all of your family.

  • Tyrone Johnson Posted March 22, 2021 10:54 pm

    He was a cool man. He always had the loving spirit and when we would get up and line dance he would be the first up and the last one sitting most times. His loving spirit will live forever.

  • Brenda & Jimmy Lewis Posted March 23, 2021 10:00 am

    So, so sorry to hear this. Papa was the sweetest fellow & truly loved his God & Karaoke. He & I would sing “Golden Ring” together (after he asked my Hubby if that was OK) Such a Gentleman & so “Loved” by all of us @ Robinwood. He will truly be missed. Prayers for comfort for you all! RIP, PAPA>We love you!!

  • Sue Mitchell Posted March 23, 2021 1:27 pm

    So sorry to hear ..an avid karoke fan he was…loved to hear him sing rocking chair. Rip papa

  • Dj Fiyah Posted March 23, 2021 3:11 pm

    You will be missed Papa!!! I’ve already missed seeing you at Karaoke. You will forever be in my heart… Love you!!!

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