James Russell Earnest, Sr.
May 6, 1941 - December 30, 2020
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Jennifer Baskin
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 10:00 AM until time of service.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at STEWART & CALHOUN FUNERAL HOME, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery.

James Russell Earnest, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in his beloved Rienzi, Mississippi, to the late James A. Garfield and Louis (Bynum) Earnest, on May 6, 1941. He moved with his family to Akron, Ohio, as a child and was a graduate of South High School. …
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Louis A.Veal Jr. left a message on February 15, 2021:
Nancy and Family ,Sadden to learn of James passing, my sincere condolences to you and family.
Greg, Channcie, William Brock left a message on January 13, 2021:
We love you Cousin Russell, and will forever miss you!! The Stovall & Sullivan Reunions will not be the same without you. I will miss talking to you each month just to check and see how we both are doing. Thank you for always believing in me, and the encouraging words you always gave me. Gonna miss you Hat Man. And yes I see that you are smiling down on the Cleveland Browns.
Doreen Dickey left a message on January 13, 2021:
I'm so sad to learn of the passing of James Earnest. He was truly a decent and loving family man. I will cherish the many memories I have of him. Please know that you are in my prayers during this difficult time.
Ron Dickey left a message on January 13, 2021:
James Russell was the cornerstone of our family. He passed everything that was positive to his children, grandchildren and extended niece and nephews. If you wanted a template of what a true family man should be,you would definitely start with him. I am ❤ broken along with the rest of the family. A true King without the crown. The crown is waiting for him in heaven. At last my friend.
Xavier Neal (PJ) left a message on January 13, 2021:
Going to Miss you cousin James thank you for always being the example of a MAN! Love ya gone but not forgotten
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jennifer Baskin left a message on January 13, 2021:
Sending love and prayers ❤
Jennifer Baskin left a message on January 13, 2021:
Sending love and prayers ❤
Tiffany Cooper left a message on January 13, 2021:
In memory of James Russell Earnest, Sr., Tiffany Cooper lit a candle
Jennifer Baskin left a message on January 13, 2021:
Prayers and sympathy is with our family. 😍
O'Neal Family left a message on January 13, 2021:
Mr. Earnest (The Hat Man) was a true inspiration and role model to all the young men in the neighborhood and I am truly thankful for the guidance and example he exemplified on how to be a man. Today we celebrate his legacy and he will never be forgotten. For Mrs. Earnest, Dee Dee and James Jr, I love you and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family during these difficult times.
Erline left a message on January 13, 2021:
May you Rest In Peace, my friend. I will never forget the happy memories I shared with you and Dorothy. Until we meet again, I know you are in a safe place. Love always.
Tyler Earnest left a message on January 13, 2021:
The biggest browns fan I know!!! They winning now thanks to U! Love u Uncle James!
Peters’ Family left a message on January 13, 2021:
May God pass his gentle hand over your heart and soul as you come to terms with your loss. With our deepest condolences, love and healing prayers.
Geneva Gay left a message on January 13, 2021:
To Dorothy, Dee, Rusty, and other Family Members James' absence. will be a permanent in the lives of all of us who were fortunate to know him as family and friend. But so will his precious gift of BEING!. Although he is no longer with us physically he will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, James!
Mary Allen Robinson left a message on January 12, 2021:
To you Dorothy and your family.......I am so sorry for your loss. I only met with you both about 2 times and enjoyed your company each time. He will be missed by many but his memory shall live forever in your hearts. May God Bless and keep you safe and strong during this time. Mary Robinson/Murrieta, Ca (Barb & Al’s sister)
Barbara Allen left a message on January 11, 2021:
Leaving a condolence message for a dear, dear friend is extremely difficult! James was that kind of friend, ALWAYS! He was a quiet, helpful & enjoyable friend. He filled those characteristics, effortlessly. James was a true gentleman! May God bless his wife, children & extended family with beautiful memories he leaves behind.❤🙏❤ Stalword & Barbara Allen Moundville, AL
Sharon Lynn Crites left a message on January 10, 2021:
To The Earnest Family, We are so heartbroken for you in the loss of your husband and Dad. We often talk about the fun we had the years Josh and Rusty played baseball together. So long ago but still remembered. We will be praying for your family in your loss. We love you. Colin, Sharon, and Joshua Crites
Ezell & Barbara Stovall-Wilson left a message on January 10, 2021:
My dear cousin James, we shared many childhood memories and loved to reminisce over the phone. We will miss our friend and cousin, Our prayers to the Earnest Family.
John Earl Stegall left a message on January 9, 2021:
James was good friend of mine.we worked at general tire company and at RCA Rubber company for many years.James was a good man who love his family.he will be miss.
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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