Earl F. Oney Sr., loved quartet singing

May 15, 2023
Earl F. Oney Sr., 87, of Laurel, departed this life Sunday, May 7, 2023, at TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford. He was born in Millsboro, son of the late Manford "Jake" Oney Sr. and Blanche Truitt Oney. His wife, Ethel Mae Oney, also preceded him in death.
Earl was a member of New Dimensions Ministries, Millsboro Campus. He was a Ross' Point choir member. He loved quartet singing.
Prior to retiring, he was a groundskeeper at the Stockley Center.
He will be lovingly remembered by six children, Evon Oney Davis, Melissa Oney, Earl F. Oney Jr., Victoria Lynn Snell (Joe), Deborah E. Treherne (Leon) and Veronica Y. Cornish (Donald Jr.); three sisters, Pearl Horsey, Dorothy Horsey and Gladys West; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, in-laws, and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by two children, Robert Lee Oney and Fred Conquest; one sister, Kathleen Henriques; and six brothers, Glen Oney, Manford Oney Jr., Harley Oney, Milton Oney, Norman Oney and Wilford Oney Sr.
Earl will lie in repose from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 20, at St. Matthews’ First Baptist Church, 214 W. 10th St., Laurel. The funeral service will begin at noon. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
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