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Earl Roberts McILvain
  • December 31, 1934
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  • October 12, 2017

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Earl Roberts McILvain, 82, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on October 12, 2017.  He was born on December 31, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Carl Roberts McILvain and Augusta (Schoettley) McILvain.  He worked as a Data Processing Supervisor and was a member of the Fraternal Orders of Eagles, Atlanta Aerie 714 where he served as Trustee for many years.   Earl is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Winnie (Geddis) McILvain;  children of his extended family; Cheryl Chandler, Terry McIlvain (Cindy), Randy Roberts, Diane Burt, Tammy Scates, Sherry Burke (Tony), Tammy Lybarger (Dennis), Dawn McILvain;  17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren;  niece’s, Jenny and Joni.  Memorial donations may be made in memory of Earl to Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL.   Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers, Fort Myers, Florida.


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  1. Teah Quinones says:
    13 Nov 2017
    I'll miss you very much and you were the best and only grandfather I ever had. You were the best . I know youll be waiting for me on the other side.

  2. Jason Bolivar says:
    05 Nov 2017
    Grandpa, you will be missed but not forgotten. No matter what you were going through you always brought humor and kindness. Rest in peace

  3. Cindy Mcilvain says:
    19 Oct 2017
    Your quiet dignity, your smiling eyes and your kindness will be greatly missed. I will always remember the twinkle in your eye when you teased Winnie and the love you showed to those around you. You will be missed. ....but never forgotten. Peace be with you.

  4. Cindy Mcilvain says:
    19 Oct 2017
    Your quiet dignity was one of your many outstanding characteristics. I will miss the twinkle in your eye when you teased Winnie. I will miss the love you showed to us. Your absence is painful.....but your love is eternal. Peace be with you.

  5. Cindy Mcilvain lit a candle:
    19 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 19, 2017 at 10:53:29 PM

  6. BArbara S. Lafayette says:
    19 Oct 2017
    Earl. I remember so many good times with you and all our friends from DeVilbiss High School. We had so many good times and memories. I remember you and Calvin picking us up after school and taking each and everyone of us home. I remember picnics, swimming parties, home parties, weddings. I am so glad you and Winnie had so many good years together. I remember some of the times you and Winnie coming back to Toledo and our whole gang getting together. You will be missed, but many people will always be thinking of you.

  7. Marta Crutcher says:
    18 Oct 2017
    I will miss your sweet smile, twinkle in your eyes, your quick wit, sense of humor, my kiss and your daily account of how Winnie has been abusing you. I won't miss seeing you in the pain that you have endured for such a long time.
    You have enriched many lives with your kindness and caring.
    Rest in peace, my friend.

  8. Tom and Dee Gkover lit a candle:
    18 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 18, 2017 at 10:17:04 PM

  9. Jennifer Ubieta lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 17, 2017 at 10:02:22 PM

  10. Andi Dean and family lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 17, 2017 at 10:05:15 PM

  11. Brion & Tracey Haley lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 17, 2017 at 10:10:00 PM

  12. Diane Burt says:
    17 Oct 2017
    As I look up in the trees and sky I will always feel you’re here .
    Thank you for being you , miss you
    Love Always

  13. Larry & Sharon Johnson says:
    17 Oct 2017
    So sad for the family losing a great guy ! Sharon & Larry Johnson - Mesa AZ

  14. Diane lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 17, 2017 at 10:24:18 PM

  15. Terry McILvain lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 17, 2017 at 10:18:34 PM

  16. Terry McILvain says:
    17 Oct 2017
    Earl was one of the good guys of this world. He didn't always have to say a lot but just being around him made you feel good. His kindness was contagious. And he had a sense of humor to match. I once asked him about his football playing days and he said he enjoyed it but always felt bad when he hit someone on a play. That was my dad. Always concerned about the other guy. I am proud to be the grandson of Carl "Poncho" McILvain and the nephew of Robert McILvain and feel very fortunate and extremely proud to be the son of Earl Robert McILvain. They are together now along with Gussie and Sue.

    I love you dad and always will.

    Terry Roberts "Mac" McILvain

  17. Christina Glover lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 17, 2017 at 10:56:46 PM

  18. Sherry Burke says:
    17 Oct 2017
    Missing you so much padre. Heaven has gained an awesome angel. No more pain dad. I love you so much. REST NOW

  19. Tony Murguido lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 17, 2017 at 10:47:15 PM

  20. Sherry Burke lit a candle:
    17 Oct 2017
    Lit since October 17, 2017 at 10:34:38 PM

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