Jill Roxanne Barger Earnhardt, 63, of Rockwell, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her home. She was born on February 25, 1954 in Rowan County to Myron "Edd" and Evola "Oley" Boles Barger.
She received her Associates Degree in Fashion Design from Bauder Fashion Colleger in Miami, FL and was a former member of Gesthemane Missionary Baptist Church. Jill worked as a Stewardess for Eastern Airlines. She loved traveling all over the eastern United States. Jill also traveled for a time with the musician Jackson Browne. She most recently worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for W. G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury.
Jill loved to help others including animals. It was evident in her work as the Executive Director with the Aids Task Force in Salisbury and the volunteer work she did with the Rowan County Humane Society. She loved her pets, which included two dogs (Copper and Doobie) and a cat (Bella). In her free time she also enjoyed crafting, making jewelry, reading, and working in her rose garden.
In addition to her parents, Jill was preceded in death by her brother, David Barger, and sister, Rita Barger.
Jill is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Paul Earnhardt; two step-sons, Matthew Earnhardt of Stafford, VA, and James "Paul" (Summer) Earnhardt of New Bern, NC; a brother, Donald "Donnie" (Kristen) Barger of Salisbury, NC; and many close friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Powles Staton Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Pastor, Carlin Ours.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rowan County Humane Society (P.O.Box 295, Salisbury, NC 28145), or to the St. Joseph Indian School (1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325).
Powles Staton Funeral Home is assisting the Earnhardt family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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