Earl D. Despain, 64, of Hickory died at 1:25 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at his residence.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist. He worked as a commercial and residential property restorer, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Inderwiesen Despain of Hickory; two stepdaughters, Dawn E. Walling of Overland Park, Kan., and Carrie Gaines of Webster Groves, Mo.; one stepson, S. Paul Lewis of Maple Valley, Wash.; his mother, Merrie Earline Whitledge Despain, of Lowes; one sister, Dianne Sloan of Lowes; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl M. Despain.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002.