Dr. Earl V Karl, of Chantilly, VA received the rest of the kingdom on February 2, 2018. Dr. Karl graduated from Fairmont High School in 1965 and served his country with distinction in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded on the field of battle. After coming to faith in the Lord Jesus in 1972, he dedicated his life to sharing the Gospel with the least of these and persevered in proclaiming the Good News until his final hours, celebrating his home-going in the field of ministry. Earl also obtained a BS in Education from Fairmont State College in 1971 and worked as a high school teacher. He received Master’s Degrees in Liberal Arts and Bible Studies prior to obtaining his Doctor of Ministry in 1990. Dr. Karl is survived by his devoted wife Judy (Todd) Karl; six beloved daughters, Melannie Johnson, Rachel Karl (Kelly), Jennifer Lawson (Adam), Stephanie Karl, Michelle Baker-Karl, and Shauna Baker-Karl; 3 sisters, Anita Rose (Ken), Alice Dustin, and Denise Ludlow (Scott); 9 grandchildren, Alyssa, Alexa, Samantha, Zachary, Tabitha, Vincent, Avonte, Natalya and Tavin; and many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington VA on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with a reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Burial at Quantico National Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to make donations may make them to: Good News Jail & Prison Ministry at goodnewsjail.org, Operation Smile at www.operationsmile.org or Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org
“Well done, good and faithful servant!”