Born in Indianapolis, IN, on December 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Lawrence Earl, Sr. and Oral (Kelso) Gordon. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Earl retired from the State of Delaware. He worked as a Counselor Supervisor for Delaware Corrections. His last assignment was in Smyrna.
He enjoyed sailing, painting, orchids and genealogy.