MILTON — James L. Earnest, 69, of Milton, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Lewisburg on Feb. 2, 1951, he was the son of the late Paul and Betty Earnest and Doris (Lyons) Cope. He was married to the former Roberta Wallize. Together they celebrated 41 years of marriage.

James was a 1969 graduate of Lewisburg High School and had served in the USMC during the Vietnam War. He had worked for Pennsylvania House, Milton Shoe Factory and Bucknell University, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the New Berlin American Legion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Joshua Earnest of Milton, and four sisters, Linda Stover and her husband Jack of Lewisburg, Tresha Brobst and her husband Jack of Mifflinburg, Michelle Husam of Milton and Crystal Keller of Sunbury.

He was preceded in death by a son Brock Earnest.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton.

Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com.