Earle Deets passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Mullican Care Center, Savoy at the age 85. She was born January 5, 1938 in Anthony, Fannin County, Texas to Charlie and Hope (Nevoitt) Jones, she was the middle child of six children.
She married James “Bo” Deets on November 16, 1976 in Paris, Texas, and she gained two wonderful daughters. Earle was a bundle of contradictions, but she was a treasure. She was private regarding her own affairs and business but she wanted to know all about your business. She was generous to assist others, but stubborn and prideful if people tried to help her. Earle could be patient but did not suffer fools easily. She could be ill as a hornet but she had a gentle heart. Earle was a hard worker and it was beyond her why people didn’t come to work at least an hour early. She liked her pets though the years, especially George, the dog and she had many cats and a special one named Puddy. Earle especially enjoyed her family, and would do anything for them.
Earle was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Hope Jones; husband, James Deets; sisters, Clarice Jones, Jerry Baker; niece Sherry Baker; and nephew, Sterling Baker.
She is survived by her daughters, Kendra McCraw and husband Brian, Kimberly Saenz and husband Steve; sister, Lynda Lyles and husband Joe; brothers, Phil Jones and wife Judy, Austin Jones and wife Velma; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Kimberly Lyles, Kathy Thomas and husband Kenny, Karol Alexander and husband James, Robert Baker and wife Mandy, Colby Jones, B.J. Jones and wife Nichole, Dylan Jones and wife Candace; and many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Monday, February 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery in Ravenna, Texas. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the cemetery.
I really enjoyed listening to Earl’s and meeting Lynda and Joe. Earl did things her way and on her time. I am truly blessed to have been able to spend time with her. God be with you all through this difficult time.
I was so sorry to hear of Earle’s passing. I have many fond memories of her and the rest of the family. Earle was a lot of fun to be around. I can still hear her laughing at us and see her shaking her head when we were eating cream cheese and Doritos in the kitchen at midnight. She would let Darlene drive her new, red 4 speed GTO on the week-ends and the fun we had in that car. Cruising the drag with the windows down, eating pizza, just good, clean fun but what a time it was. To this day when I see a red GTO I still think of Earle and those fun times.