DUBLIN - Earl Dean Flory, age 83, of Temple passed peacefully from this life during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at his home in the company of his family. Born in Indian Oaks, Texas on Nov. 19, 1935, he was the son of W.T. and Hattie (Frazier) Flory.

Earl graduated from Dublin High school in 1954 and married Dwanna Fern Stephens in 1955. They spent the next 64 years together building a family. He worked for Fruehauf Trailers in Fort Worth as a welder for 35 years. He was a member of the Carlton Baptist Church and a Freemason. He lived in Temple for the past two years but previously had lived in Dublin for over 42 years.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents W.T. and Hattie as well as four sisters and one brother.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Fern Flory, two daughters Linda Milson and husband Mark and Terri Willis and husband Bobby, as well as his two sons Rod Flory and wife Ckeli and Roger Flory and wife Jennifer. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, one brother John Flory and one sister Martha Richards.

A memorial service for Mr. Flory will take place on Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hickey Cemetery in Dublin, Texas. Lunch and fellowship to follow at the Harbin Volunteer Fire Department on FM 847 in Stephenville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations to the American Heart Association in Earl's name.