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EARL EUGENE HALFORD, JR.

Earl Eugene Halford, Jr., 65, of Savannah, Georgia died Monday evening, July 19, 2021, at Candler Hospital with his daughter, his “Number 1”, at his side.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of the late Earl Eugene Halford, Sr. and the late Florence Darr Halford. He owned and operated Earl Halford Auto Truck Repair. Earl was known as an excellent mechanic. He had a passion for motorcycles, cars, trucks and boats. In his early years he raced motorcycles professionally and he enjoyed racing with the Hobie Fleet. Earl’s latest interest in fishing took up most of his Fridays… and Saturdays, … Sundays too.

Surviving are his daughter, Faith Halford; two sisters, Holly Halford and Stacey Halford Whitener, and nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:30 Friday evening, July 23, 2021, at Savannah Bend Marina – 188 Old Tybee Road, Savannah.

Remembrances: Shriners Hospital for Children – 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29605-4277.

Online Condolences

  1. Stanley de Vegter says:

    Rip Earl
    Earl was a great fisherman and mechanic and will be sorely missed by many.
    Condolences to his family and friends.

  2. Tami, Joey & Hayley Jeffers says:

    Dear Faith, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. MARK SUSSMAN says:

    Faith:
    Your Dad was the best. I so enjoyed the conversations we had over the past many years.
    He was our “life saver” when it came to making sure that our transportation needs were always met. He took care of us, not as customers, but as family.
    He will be missed on a business level, but more so on a personal level.
    He is watching over you – and with Jamie, you are going to need it.

  4. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Faith and family,
    Earl was my mechanic from many many years ago. He was truly a great friend. We always would catch up on the kids and life in general. I will truly miss him.
    You can bet ur money he will be a great guardian angel. Many prayers and sympathy to you all.
    Much love, Cindy Kennedy

  5. Peggy Dickerson says:

    With deepest sympathy to the family. We will miss Earl and our conversations when he called for help with towing. Our company has known Earl for many years dating back when our business was on Hwy 80 in Garden City.

  6. Missy Nyberg says:

    Mr. Earl will be so so missed! A man whose truck we always looked for at the marina. Maybe he beat us out, but hopefully we would catch (pun intended) him on the way in. A great man to speak to about how fishing was that day, what we or he did or didn’t catch. Hell I talked him in to taking my husband out when I was down with neck surgery. It was a sense of accomplishment when he crept up to us in a spot we told him about in the south channel… wasn’t the best day but I think he at least caught him a trout before he took off wide open lol… just like he went everywhere. Go with god Mr. Earl, I bet he knows all the good spots.

  7. Sally Boaen says:

    My sweet Faith you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Love you Aunt Sally!!!❤️❤️

  8. Jeff Mullis says:

    Thinking about Earl, I realized that, every time, as soon as I would turn into the marina entrance, I would start scanning the parking lot for Earl’s truck! Well, July 4th weekend came and went, with no red truck. I passed it off to Earl wanting to stay away from the crowds. Then, the following weekend came and went….and again, no red truck. That really was uncharacteristic of Earl. So, along about midweek, I gave Earl a call. When he answered, I jokingly told him either his boat is broke or he has the virus. Unfortunately, he answered the later. I, along with everyone else that knew him at the marina, will miss him terribly! The marina will not feel the same! He was one of the most level headed, even keeled person I knew! The type of person who would never say anything bad about someone else. And the type of person that no one would ever say anything bad about him. That is the ultimate accomplishment of a life well lived! It will take a long time before I can pull into the marina……and not look for the red truck!

    Rest In Peace, Earl!

  9. Kathy Wilson says:

    My husband & I just found out today about Earl. We are in shock. Faith, your dad was our mechanic, I guess for over 20 years. He was the sweetest man. And so honest. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Ronnie and Kathy Wilson

  10. Leland & Angie Prewitt & family says:

    We are saddened to learn of Earl’s passing. An honest, caring & non judging person. We were blessed knowing him. Working hard to meet again. Love & prayers to all the family

  11. Leland Prewitt & family says:

    We were saddened to hear of Earl’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed. Until we meet again dear friend, Rest In Peace.

  12. Kathy Nelson says:

    Dearest Faith and Family: Guy, Logan and I are so sorry for your loss. Faith, Logan and I apologize we could not make it to your father’s Celebration of Life in person. Please know that we were thinking of you and your mom and our hearts go out to you and all of your family. The smile on your dad’s face in the above photo truly says everything about him – a truly kind, genuine, and giving person. I know he will be sorely missed. Please know that you we are your family, even if we do not know each other very well, and we are here for you should ever need anything. Love to you and all.

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