Earl L. Sergent of Millington, age 92, passed away early Wednesday evening August 29, 2018.
Earl was born in Millington, where he was a lifelong resident, on April 6, 1926, the son of Earl S. and Edna Sergent. Earl married Barbara Hyslop on January 22, 1949, and together they have celebrated 69 years of marriage. Earl retired in 1999 from General Motors Parts Division of Swartz Creek. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. In his earlier years Earl served on the St. Paul Board of Education, and was the 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball coach. He was also a past member of the Farm Bureau and the Millington Lions Club.
Earl leaves his wife Barbara; children: Edward (Lillian) Sergent, Vernard (Polly) Sergent, Ann Buff, and Lloyd (Buff) Sergent; ten grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Dorothy Perry; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Besides his parents, Earl is preceded in death by an infant son, David; three brothers: Norwood, Clyde, Donald; and sister, Lois Glady.
Friends may call at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington where the family will receive friends on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Earl will lie in state on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church from noon until the services begin. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Millington. The burial will follow at the Millington Twp. Cemetery. Hanlin Funeral Home has been assisting with the arrangements. You’re welcome to express condolences, share a memory or light a candle at hanlinfuneralhome.com.