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James Garland Early, Jr.
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.