Earl Staten was born in Jackson Count on Tuesday, March 18, 1952 to the late John D. Staten and Elgae (Nancy) Cotton Staten.
He graduated from St. Paul High School where he was well known for his basketball skills. He later joined the military December 6, 1971, and he was honorably discharges November 17, 1977 as a supply specialist.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers: Charles E. Staten (Sugar Boy), James E. Staten (Pretty) and his son: Janasky L. Staten. Earl was welcomed into his eternal home on December 1, 2020 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital of Chipley, Florida.
He leaves to cherish his memories his children: James E. (Stephanie) Staten of Tampa, Florida, Theresa Staten of Mississippi, Felicia Staten of Chipley, Florida, Anthony B. Staten of Mayo, Florida, and Derrick Hogan of Chipley, Florida; grandchildren: James E. Staten, Jr., Jasmine Staten, Franklin Staten, Alton (AJ) Roulhac, Adrian Sims, Jasmine Staten, Zaharre Staten, Joshua Potter, and Anthony B. Staten, Jr; six great-grandchildren; siblings: Gloria Frazier of Jacksonville, Florida, John Staten of New York, New York, Joe Staten, Doris Staten, both of Jacksonville, Florida, and Linda S. Staten of Graceville, Florida; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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