Earl Lee Cushman was born December 12, 1957 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of Kenneth and Faye Cushman. He went home to be with the Lord October 17, 2013.
Earl studied to be an aviation radio technician at King Radio in Ottawa, Kansas. He was an Army veteran, and was proud of his service to his country. He always practiced military courtesy. He suffered a traumatic head injury during tactical training maneuvers in a command track communications personnel carrier. His injury terminated his military career with an honorable discharge. He suffered the effects of brain trauma for the rest of his life.
He moved to Vista, Missouri in 2006 and resided there until the time of his death. He was a member of the Vista First Baptist Church.
Earl is survived by one brother, Darrell Cushman and his wife Odessa and their daughter, Anna, of Radcliffe, Kentucky. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his church family.