Kim Ferl Eardley, age 66, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 28, 2018. He was born on Sept. 1, 1952, to Robert Ferle Eardley and Virginia Chadburn.
From the time he was young, his dad would take him hunting, fishing and trapping. This instilled a love and passion for the outdoors that carried with him throughout his life.
Kim was born in St. George, Utah, and lived there his entire life. He attended Dixie High School and Dixie College and earned his associate degree.
He met his sweetheart, Joyce Jones, on a blind date at the Enterprise rodeo and married her on Nov. 24, 1972, in Enterprise, Utah. They were blessed with four boys, which were his pride and joy.
Kim was extremely thrifty and didn’t spend money on unnecessary things. He had a knack for fixing anything and everything to make it better than the original. Whether it was fixing vehicles, tinkering with projects or just making improvements around the house, he could do it all. He could fix or build anything in two or three evenings and it would be better than the original and cheaper than you could buy it.
For over 30 years he worked at the Ford dealership in St. George and the majority of that time was spent as the parts manager. After he and his wife retired together last year, he spent his time doing what he loved most: being in the mountains with his family. His passion was hunting, and he had many proud moments “on the hunt” with his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.
Kim loved his family, especially his grandchildren. They had a special place in his heart and each one had a unique nickname, given only by grandpa. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, provider and friend to everyone. He taught his sons the value of a hard day’s work and had a silent strength about him.
Kim passed away peacefully in his sleep in a place that to him was heaven on earth.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Eardley, St. George, Utah; sons Russell Kim, Kyle John (Susan), Robert Trenton and Dustin Jeron, all of St. George, Utah; his “special” daughters, Breanna Sutherland, Michelle Damman, Bradi Frei and Carie Ann Orr, all of St. George, Utah; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Glendel Bunker and Roger Bunker; and one sister, Cliveen Gwilliam.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Sheldon Bunker and son-in-law, Cameron Robinson.
- A viewing will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, from 6-8 p.m., at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m., at the LDS chapel located at 807 Capilla Drive, Washington, Utah. There will also be a viewing prior to the funeral services on Oct. 6, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the same chapel.
- Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.
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