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Obituary for Earl McDavid

Earl McDavid
March 6, 1962- July 23, 2023

Earl Francis McDavid, 61, of Anderson, S.C., died Sunday, July 23, 2023, at McCormick Post Acute Nursing Facility.

Born in Leesburg, VA., on March 6, 1962, he was the son of the late Howard McDavid and the late Lula Belle Lawson.

Earl worked primarily in the heavy equipment industry as a mechanic and shop foreman, as well as the paving industry. Also, Earl was happiest when performing various duties as a reserve officer in many small community law enforcement departments. Earl was an avid hunter since his youth. Earl enjoyed lending a hand with any task, whether tinkering or making repairs to the many vehicles owned by his friends and family. Before moving to Upstate S.C., Earl made his home in Aiken County for many years. Disabilities came his way, but Earl continued to lend a hand to nearby farmers in the upstate, forming many friendships.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Hegler; daughters Leyla O’Connor (Dale) of North Augusta, and Ashley McDavid of Pendleton; grandchildren Justin (Caroline) and Andrew Kelsey; Trey, Julianne, and Peyton Cross; and Lex, Dante, Jason, and Aiden Taylor. He is also survived by his brother Robert McDavid, Jr. of Dunnellon, FL.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his granddaughter, Emma Taylor.

No services are planned.

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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA, 22202, or to any charity of your choice.