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  1. Dear Lois and Family
    We are sorry for your loss and will pray for you and the family. You were blessed having the time together, I know he was a good man. With all our heart and Prayers🙏

  2. It is with great sadness I received this notification. Please accept my sincere condolences for all members of his family. Prayers and supportive thoughts for you all. Jim was a warm, generous, and absolutely lovely person and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. I especially enjoyed the time we spent together in Vermont at Harry Rook’s house during the annual colleagues and friends ski trips during February. Although Jim didn’t ski, his presence added warmth, quiet wit, and calmness to our week. Rest peacefully, James Garland Early, Jr.. We are all poorer for your absence.

  3. Jim was in my Group at NBS (NIST) when I started 44 years ago. I just retired on Dec. 3rd. We had some good times together both in our joint NBS work and going out with the Group guys after work. I haven’t spoken with Jim for quite a while and that makes me sad. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Dear Lois and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a lovely man. We always enjoyed having long conversations with him about our respective scientific interests. He always had interesting tidbits to share with us about his work or the history of trains and other things. He will be greatly missed!
    Love,
    Michelle, Walter and Indigo

  5. Condolence to the Early family. Sending thoughts and prayers at this time he was a great friend and will be missed.

  6. Lois and family it was with deep regret to hear of your loss of your husband and father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy, Michele Bushnell

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James Garland Early, Jr.

December 11, 2021

James Garland Early, Jr. of Mathias, WV and Indian Rocks Beach, FL died of Pancreatic Cancer on December 11, 2021, with his family by his side in Grandy, NC.

He was born on November 8, 1937, in Washington D.C. to James Garland Early, Sr. and Anna M. (McClintock) Early.

He attended McKinley Technology High School in Washington D.C., Lehigh University (BS) in Bethlehem, PA, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (PhD) in Troy, NY. He spent his entire professional career as a metallurgical research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois Ann (Smith) Early; his children, Linda Ruth Reynolds (William); Christine Lynn Anderson (John) and Michael James Early (Danelle); and his grandchildren, Travis Anderson, Sara Reynolds Shrum (Stuart), Ashley Anderson, Robert Reynolds, and Porter Early.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 18 at 1 pm at the Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, 17517 Bergton Road, Bergton, Virginia. Masks are required.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org or Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church at 16170 Bergton Road, Bergton, VA 22811.

Please express condolences to the family via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

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Jeff and Maggie Robinson

Dear Lois and Family We are sorry for your loss and will pray for you and the family. You were blessed having the time together, I know he was a good man. With all our heart and Prayers🙏

Rance Velapoldi

It is with great sadness I received this notification. Please accept my sincere condolences for all members of his family. Prayers and supportive thoughts for you all. Jim was a warm, generous, and absolutely lovely person and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. I especially enjoyed the time we spent together in Vermont at Harry Rook's house during the annual colleagues and friends ski trips during February. Although Jim didn't ski, his presence added warmth, quiet wit, and calmness to our week. Rest peacefully, James Garland Early, Jr.. We are all poorer for your absence.

Sam Low

Jim was in my Group at NBS (NIST) when I started 44 years ago. I just retired on Dec. 3rd. We had some good times together both in our joint NBS work and going out with the Group guys after work. I haven't spoken with Jim for quite a while and that makes me sad. I am so sorry for your loss.

Michelle Leuenberger and Walter Ralston

Dear Lois and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a lovely man. We always enjoyed having long conversations with him about our respective scientific interests. He always had interesting tidbits to share with us about his work or the history of trains and other things. He will be greatly missed! Love, Michelle, Walter and Indigo

Dave and Betty Robinson

Condolence to the Early family. Sending thoughts and prayers at this time he was a great friend and will be missed.

Michele Bushnell

Lois and family it was with deep regret to hear of your loss of your husband and father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy, Michele Bushnell