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Douglas Mikel EarlPassing: January 2, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, January 6th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, January 6th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Talbott Cemetery

Friday, January 6th

MITCHELL ā€“ Douglas Mikel Earl, 63, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 24, 1959, in Bedford, he was the son of Claude Vernon and Joan Lee (Bell) Earl.  He married Jana Biddinger on February 9, 1979, and she survives.

Doug retired from Ford/Visteon and had previously worked at Carpenter Body Works. He was a 1977 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of Central Church of Christ in Bedford. Doug enjoyed farming, mowing, tractors, fishing, and riding his side by side. Family was the most important thing to him, and his grandchildren were his world. He loved being with them.

Survivors include his wife, Jana Earl of Mitchell; sons, Mikel (Kim) Earl of Mitchell and Tyler (Candie) Earl of Mitchell; grandchildren, James Brown, Paris Earl, Kody Earl, Harli Earl, and Waylon Earl; sister, Angie (Adrian) Slaughter of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.          

His parents and brother, David Earl, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Rick Leach officiating.  Burial will be at Talbott Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Mitchell Bluejacket Baseball Booster

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sophia Frazier | Heltonville, IN
    Date: January 13, 2023
    I worked with Doug at Visteon/Ford and was saddened to hear of his passing. He always had a wonderful sense of humor and made the workday bearable. I am sorry for your loss.
  2. Guest: William Ater | Hardinsburg, In
    Date: January 6, 2023
    Working in Fuel Sender and hearing Doug cry out, Corn on the Cobb, Baby Arnie, and Sexy Text song. Never will forget his voice
  3. Guest: Robert Jackson | Bedford IN
    Date: January 6, 2023
    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family.
  4. Guest: Darrell & Heidi Myers and family | Williams, In 47470
    Date: January 6, 2023
    Condolences to the family. Doug was a great guy who will not be forgotten. We always enjoyed talking to him at ballparks and such. No matter who it was during our travel ball tournaments, Doug would cheer and encourage them to do their best. R.I.P Doug, you will never be forgotten.
  5. Guest: Jon & Tammy Malott | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 5, 2023
    To all of the Earl Family, We are very sad about your loss of Doug, He was a good family man, Good neighbor, and friend. I worked with Doug at the Swift Fertilizer plant in Mitchell years ago when we both had just got out of high school, Had a lot of fun, he was a real happy go lucky guy. Jon & Tammy Malott
  6. Guest: Lisa & Paul | Mt. Washington Ky.
    Date: January 5, 2023
    All of you are like part of our family.
  7. Guest: Lisa & Paul | Mt. Washington Ky.
    Date: January 5, 2023
    Rest in peace our friend. Jana, Mike & Tyler you are in our thoughts and prayers. All of you felt like part of our family.
  8. Guest: Elaine Elliott | Avoca, IN
    Date: January 4, 2023
    Mikel I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how close you were and you loved him so much. I can't come to the service but I will be thinking of you .
  9. Guest: Susie Pattom | Bloomington, Ind47401
    Date: January 4, 2023
    Roger and myself worked with Doug at Visteon. I enjoyed laughing and talking with Doug at work. He was a good person and he will be missed
  10. Guest: Peter Horton | Mitchell
    Date: January 4, 2023
    May you rest in peace, Doug. We hold your family in our thoughts and prayers.
  11. Guest: Jamie Lynn | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 4, 2023
    The Lynn family were neighbors of Claude and Joan. So I grew up knowing this family. Doug will be sadly missed. MAY YOU RIP Doug...I bet there is lots of fishing up there.
  12. Guest: Sherri Shaw Perry | Mulberry, Fl
    Date: January 4, 2023
    Doug was a good guy and a fellow classmate. Will keep the family in prayer during this time . May you have peace and strength through this time . God bless
  13. Guest: Cindy Walker | Salem, In.
    Date: January 4, 2023
    So sorry for you loss. Sending prayers for comfort. In christian love.
  14. Guest: Jessica F CARR | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 4, 2023
    My condolences. Doug was always great to work with.