Comedian Ralphie May, who parlayed a second-place finish on TV's "Last Comic Standing" in 2003 into TV and club appearances, died of cardiac arrest Friday, Oct. Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, died Tuesday, Oct. David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday, Nov. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist Jo Ann Geffen said Tuesday. Actress, theater founder, and director Miriam Colon, an icon in U. Latino theater who starred in films alongside Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, died Friday, March 3, 2017, because of complications from a pulmonary infection. Dorothy Mengering, the mother of host David Letterman who became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s as she baked mystery pies and covered the Olympics for her son's late-night show, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Jonathan Demme, the eclectic, ever-enthusiastic filmmaker behind the Oscar winners "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," and the director of one of the most seminal concert films ever made, the Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense," died Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Barbara Sinatra, the widow of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent advocate and philanthropist for abused children, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home. Anne Jeffreys, the actress and opera singer who likely had her greatest impact on TV audiences as Marion Kerby "the ghostess with the mostess" in the 1950s TV series "Topper," died Wednesday, Sept. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," died Tuesday, Oct. Family spokesman Harlan Boll said Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” died Thursday, Dec. May had been fighting pneumonia, which caused him to cancel a few appearances in the past month. Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2017, after a two-year battle with cancer and was surrounded by family.
Earl was born to Kendall and Blanche Peck Dayley on December 6, 1952 in Twin Falls, Idaho.
He was the sixth of seven children, having three brothers and three sisters.
Joe married Rebecca Anne Booth December 12, 1980 in Rockford, Michigan and they shared a life raising their family and enjoying the many friends they made over the years.
Joe was a dry wall installer by trade but his true passion was collecting and restoring classic cars.
Her daughter, Jamie Clark says her mother passed away Thursday night, Dec.
Mystery writer Sue Grafton died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at the age of 77.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and his granddaughter, Carrie Parker.
He is survived by his wife, Becky; his children, Lois, Charlotte, Jordan, and Ezechiel; and his brother, David. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Joe’s memorial webpage at — Elton Clark Ellerman, 95, of Paul, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Autumn Haven Assisted Living in Rupert.
British actor John Hurt, who could move audiences to tears in “The Elephant Man,” terrify them in “Alien,” and spoof that very same scene in “Spaceballs,” died Friday, Jan. Huh, File) Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, May 27, 2017. Prodigy (Albert Johnson), the skilled rapper and member of the New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. Prodigy had been hospitalized recently “for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis.” Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films and often played villains in Hollywood movies like “John Wick,” died Tuesday, June 27, after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994's "Ed Wood," died Saturday, July 15, 2017. George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, died Sunday, July 16, 2017. Actress June Foray, who gave voice to Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds of other cartoon characters and was sometimes known as the "female Mel Blanc," died July 26, 2017 in a Los Angeles hospital. Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, died Aug.