Comstock, Earl Joseph

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM Saturday, January 3, 2015

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Horine Cemetery, Richwoods, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family.


Earl Joseph Comstock of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on December 30, 2014, having reached the age of eighty years, three months and seven days. Earl was born in St. Louis, MO, on September 23, 1934, son of Joseph Earl Comstock and Frances Josephine Comstock nee King. On June 26, 1954, he was united in marriage to Lizzie Eveline Pruitt and eight daughters came to bless this union.

Earl is survived by his wife, Lizzie Comstock of St. Clair, MO; by seven daughters, Sharon Prichard of St. Clair, Dr. Donna Sweets and husband, Paul, of Newburgh, IN, Brenda Bess and husband, Bill, of St. Clair, Anna Prichard and husband, Sid, of Pacific, MO, Kathryn Bell and husband, Michael, of St. Clair, Frances Stieglitz and husband, Christopher, of Cincinnati, OH, and Liz Clark, and husband, Danny, of Ashland, MO; by one sister, Diane Barnhart and husband, Bob, of Sullivan, MO; by twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Frances Comstock; by his daughter, Dawn Comstock; by his son-in-law, Robert Prichard; by two brothers, Jack and Wendell Comstock; and by two sisters, Joan Moore and Earline Comstock.

Earl was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith and had most recently attended the Freedom Mission Pentecostal church that was in Sullivan, MO. He began his working career at International Shoe Company in St. Clair, then went to Deb Shoe Company in St. Clair and later Freeman Heel Company in St. Louis, MO. For the last eighteen years of his working career, he was employed as a dock handler at Yellow Freight in St. Louis, MO. It was during those years that he was a member of Teamsters Local 600 of St. Louis. Earl enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, including raising flowers, gardening and maintaining his fish aquarium. He was talented at oil painting and was great at small engine repair. He knew no stranger and loved to visit and talk and was great at telling stories.

A dear husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, he will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating. Interment was in Horine Cemetery, Richwoods, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.