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MSgt. Earl D. Rardon, (USAF, Retired)

Obituary for MSgt. Earl D. Rardon, (USAF, Retired)

March 23, 1932 - August 15, 2019
Piedmont, South Carolina | Age 87


Master Sergeant Earl Dean Rardon (USAF, Retired), 87, was called Home to the loving arms of God on August 15, 2019.

From the oft-frozen streets of Alaska, to the hot and humid cities of Southeast Asia, he carried with him a strength of character and virtue that touched every person he met. A native of Spencer, West Virginia, it was while stationed at Donaldson Air Force Base in Greenville, South Carolina, that MSgt. Rardon met the love of his life, Mary Ellen Smith, with whom he would share more than six decades of joy and happiness. He and Mrs. Rardon gave to the world two beautiful, loving daughters, Marie R. Appling Phillips (Jim) of Columbia, and Phyllis R. Wallace (Dirk) of Piedmont.

In addition to his wife and daughters, he is survived by a brother, Carl W. Rardon (Ginger) of Ashland, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Brent Appling (Jennifer), Blake Appling, Susan Wallace Alberson (Jody), Jeremy Wallace (Ashley); and two great-grandchildren, Eli Appling and Olivia Alberson.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Edward and Dessie Gladys Rardon, of Spencer, West Virginia; and sisters, Lois Rardon Edler of Sidney, Ohio, and Jean Rardon Riggs of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road. Entombment will follow in the Robinson Memorial Gardens Chapel of Reflection Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Healthcare, 16 Hyland Road, Greenville, SC 29615.

Veritas. Virtus. Libertas. (Truth. Virtue. Liberty.)

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

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