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John Douglas "Doug" Earnhardt

April 6, 1958 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 61)


John Douglas “Doug” Earnhardt, 61, of Gold Hill, North Carolina, passed away at his residence on January 8, 2020. 

Born on April 6, 1958, in Rowan County he was the son of  Myrtle Wilson Earnhardt and the late John Marshall Earnhardt. 

Doug worked as a tow truck driver for Gattons Towing Service.  Doug loved all water activities especially fishing, he loved anything to do with mechanics on any type of motor, and loved his Harley.  

He was preceded in death by his father, John Marshall Earnhardt, stepfather, Olen Leonard, grandson, Darrell Walker, sister, Peggy Earnhardt Bost and son in law, Tony Jackson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Betty Jo Haynes Earnhardt, mother, Myrtle Earnhardt Leonard, children, Kevin Earnhardt (Hal), Chris Earnhardt (Mary), Angela Earnhardt Jackson, Amy Hills (Quan), Sarah Earnhardt and boyfriend Tim Laib, Cynthia Hilton (Jared), Connie Leach and fiancé Daniel Walker. Brothers, Jerry Earnhardt, Rick Earnhardt (Angie), Tony Marshall (Carol); Sisters, Robin Bassinger, Sabrina Kelley, and Kay Rich (Joe); Grandchildren, Diane Mlo, Asia Earnhardt, Eli Earnhardt, Harper Laib, Judah Hills, Dawn Clawson, Ty Smith, Tucker Smith, Tyler, Dillon, Raelynn, Hayla Walker, Emma Walker and Daniel Walker, Jr., 3 great-grandchildren and Several 2nd children.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Liberty United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scott Pace and Rev. Charles Curtis officiating, visitation will follow the service.

Donations may be made to Carolina Caring Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC  28658.

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Celebration of Life
January 11, 2020

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Liberty United Methodist Church
3940 Liberty Rd.
Gold Hill, NC 28071

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