Dallas Frederick


Dallas Frederick "Fred" Earnest, 81 passed away at his home on June 11, 2019. He was born on March 17, 1938 in Rush County, IN to the late Dallas H. and Maxine (Macy) Earnest. Fred was a 1956 graduate of Arlington High School. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janet (Binder) Earnest.
Fred was a member of the Rushville Church of Christ, serving as a past deacon and youth leader. Fred retired from Ford Motor Company after 35 years. He had served on Posey Township Advisory Board and on the board of Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Fred was also a past committee chairman of Arlington Boy Scout Troop 28 and member of the UAW. He was an avid bowler and sports fan.
In addition to his wife, Janet; he is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Earnest of Carthage; sons, Jay (Peggy) Earnest of Madeira Beach, FL, Jeff (Donna) Earnest of New Palestine; brothers, Bill (Carol) Earnest of Logansport, Dan (Rosalie) Earnest of Spiceland; brothers-in-law, Joe Leach of Madison, MS and Jerry Binder of Rushville; sister-in-law, Joanne Baugh of New Palestine. His 9 grandchildren, Ryan, Janann, Brad, Heather, Travis, Megan, Ashley, Ethan, and Hunter, will all treasure his memory, as will 17 very precious great-grandchildren. Fred is preceded in death by his son, Richard (Rick) Earnest; mother-in-law, Mary Rebecca Earnest; sisters, Roxie Waggoner and Nancy Leach.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 1 PM in Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Friends are welcome to visit the family from 11 AM until the time of service the same day.
Burial will be held in Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Arlington East Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Moster Mortuary
Published on June 12, 2019
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6 posts

Shannon Toll
Jun 19, 2019
My buddy Fred! It was an honor to know you and an honor to know your beautiful family! I’ll never forget you! Love to you all❤️Prayers for comfort! A true American!
C Jackson
Jun 15, 2019
May the family have comfort and peace from God’s word. 1 Corinthians 1:3,4 « Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God »
Norvin Humphrey
Jun 14, 2019
May God bless you and your family, sorry for your loss
Joe and Janet (Safewright) Bolam
Jun 13, 2019
The Earnest family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jan & Marilyn Ernstes
Jun 13, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
David Monica Newman
Jun 12, 2019
Sorry for your loss Janet. Prayers for you, and your family.