Earl Sorsby, 86

Published 5:42pm Thursday, August 9, 2012

Earl Sorsby, 86

Born: March 16, 1925

Died: Dec. 9, 2011


Earl L. Sorsby, Sr., 86, of Cassopolis, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at his residence. He was born March 16, 1925, in Jackson, Miss., to Mabel Sorsby. He married Colyne Danzy on Nov. 25, 1954, in Cassopolis.

He served in the U.S. Army. Earl was a Life Member of the William E. Lozier VFW Post 10704 and a member of the Honor Guard.

Earl is survived by his wife, Colyne Sorsby of Cassopolis; five daughters, Betty Hall of Memphis, Tenn., Jacqueline (Floyd) Foston, Jenice (Samuel) Cloud, both of Cassopolis, Jenny (Douglas) Davidson of Kalamazoo, and Janell (Frederick) Brown of Cassopolis; one son, Earl (Andrea) Sorsby, Jr. of Atlanta; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren, and the first great-great-grandchild, expected in April; one sister, Gladys Minor of Chicago; and one brother, Henry (Regina) Ivory of Sacramento, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Willie Fizer.

Family and friends will gather for a memorial service Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Sorsby Home, 17797 Williamsville St., Cassopolis, MI 49031.  Military honors will be provided by the combined Honor Guard of William E. Lozier VFW Post 10704 and Efton James American Legion Post 206, Cassopolis.

The family prefers memorial contributions to the donor’s choice. Donations may be sent to the family in care of Connelly Chapel, Wagner Family Funerals, 202 N. Broadway St., Cassopolis, MI 49031.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.

Online condolences may be posted at wagnercares.com.


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