Obituary for Ed Eargle

Remembering Ed Eargle

We grieve and give thanks for Ed Eargle.  He was a joyful and active part of our life together at MLLC.  His sudden, accidental death has been a shock many in the congregation and the broader community. 

The funeral for Ed will be on Monday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings, Sunday, August 8.  Family present 5-8 p.m., with chapel open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. for viewing and signing the condolence book.

The family has designated two different memorial requests:

For memorial gifts to MLLC:

You can send bring these to the church or send these by mail:

Martin Luther Lutheran Church; P O Box 362; Carmine, TX 78932-0362

Or through our web site:  click this link.

Remember to make note of this gift being in memory of Ed Eargle.  For the online form, note that memorial gifts are listed third.  This includes a box where you can enter the name: Ed Eargle.


The other memorial designation is:  The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association, 800 East Wendt Street, Bellville, Texas 77418-1521.



March 5, 1941 – August 3, 2021


Edwin “Ed” Eargle Jr., 80, of LaGrange, Texas, passed away on August 3, 2021. He was a longtime resident of Lee and Fayette Counties.


Edwin was born in Alvin, Texas on March 5, 1941. He graduated from Alvin High School. Ed was in the Marine reserves for three years and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Phillips University and Master’s Degree in Education from Prairie View A & M. He was a teacher for many years with the Texas Youth Commission. He loved history, gardening and John Wayne. He never met a stranger. He was president of the Bluebonnet Master Gardeners for many years. He was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Texas where he was active in the Men in Mission group. Ed was baptized in April 1970 at First Baptist Church of Hardin, Texas.  He affirmed his baptism and faith as he joined Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, Texas on June 12, 2011.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Lee Eargle Sr. and Evelyn Colston Robertson.


Ed is survived by his companion for the past 25 years, Carol Carmean of La Grange, Texas; his brother, Mike Hoff and wife Donna of Laurel, Maryland; his son, Gary Eargle and wife Essi of Kyle, Texas; his daughter, Sheila Guzman and husband Roger of Brenham, Texas; his grandson, Micah Eargle and wife Jessica, and two great granddaughters, Nayeli and Sofia all of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also survived by Carol’s sons and their families, Troy Carmean and wife Beth of Round Top, Texas and Chris Carmean and wife Stacia of Carmine, Texas.


Memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 362, Carmine, Texas 78932-0362


The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association, 800 East Wendt Street, Bellville, Texas 77418-1521.




Ed (and Joe) wrapping the Christmas boxes for the Port of Houston Seafarers.  This is an annual project of the Men in Mission of MLLC.  Ed was an active part of this organization for many years.


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