COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Earl E. Filer, 85, of Coolspring Township, passed away at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2019 in his residence.
He was born May 3, 1934, a son of Horace Filer and Myrtle (Giles) Filer.
Earl married his wife, Barbara G. Filer, on November 10, 1959; she passed away April 24, 2013.
Earl was an owner and operator truck driver. He drove for Wilson Freight for 32 years.
His hobbies included hunting and being outdoors and in recent years driving his convertible, Shay with his dog, Blue. He enjoyed hosting family and friends for cookouts and having a place for friends to camp.
He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Harding and her companion, Jim Jones, of Mercer and Mary Ann Filer and her companion, Dana Scheppelmann, of Meadville; two sons, Richard Filer and his wife, Darlene, of Mercer and Mark “Dink” Filer and his wife, Missy, of Mercer; five grandchildren, Amanda, Jacob and Jesse Filer and David and Ryan Scheppelmann and a great-grandchild, Paislee Grace Filer.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Harriet Louise Filer Parker and three brothers, Charles, Raymond and Mont Filer.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Strayhaven Animal Shelter in Greenville.
Arrangements are being handled by John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
A television tribute will air Thursday, March 26, at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.