Ernest Ginter Surles

October 17, 1941 - July 21, 2022
Ernest Ginter Surles

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Ernest Ginter Surles, otherwise known as “Ernie”, was born on October 17, 1941, in Newport News, VA, to John Ginter Surles and Dorothy “DOT” Isabella Surles.  He passed away on July 21, 2022.    He is survived by his wife, Carole J Loos, of 36 years, sister Lois Dodson and her husband Bob, brothers Ronnie Surles, and Brady Surles and his wife Carolyn, nieces Beth Dodson, Jennifer Dodson Morris, and Cathy Rimer-Surles, and nephew Collin Surles.  He graduated from Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, VA, in 1963, and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding, Submarine Engineering, Machinery, in 1997 after 32 years. His interests in life were golfing and running.  In retirement, he started riding motorcycles and toured all 48 states in the U.S. including Alaska, and every Canadian province including the part of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic. His favorite saying was “The US is a great place to ride if you stay off the interstate highways”.

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  • July 27, 2022
    Lois Surles Dodson lit a candle:
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  • July 26, 2022
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  • July 24, 2022
    Jen Morris says:
    I will always have fond memories of Uncle Ernie stopping by Grandma's house in Newport News when I was young. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. Sending my sincerest condolences to Carole and the rest of the family.

  • July 24, 2022
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  • July 24, 2022
    Richard Hanley says:
    My sincere condolences on your loss. I was part of the Monday Golf Group when Earnie was a member. Great memories being in his Group. We will miss him Dick Hanley