He was born in Roanoke Rapids, son of the late Earl A., Sr. and Carrie Lee Arnold Telliga.
Earl attended Louisburg College and East Carolina University.
He was well known in the Roanoke Valley serving as a radio personality and manager with the former WCBT Radio in Roanoke Rapids and WDLZ in Murfreesboro.
Earl was also well known as the “Voice of the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets”.
Surviving is his wife, Nancy Erwin Telliga, of Roanoke Rapids; two sons, Archie Telliga and his wife, Amy, of Selma, NC, Michael Telliga and his fiancé, Sara Sloope, of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Madelyne, Luke, Annabelle, Savannah; brother, William Telliga.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Roanoke Rapids Theater, 500 Carolina Crossroads Parkway, Roanoke Rapids, with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.
Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at the Theater from 7:00 until 8:30.
Arrangements are being taken care of by Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made To the Roanoke Rapids High School, for the Athletic program.
Online condolences may be made to wrennclarkehagan.com