|Location||Old Marina Workshop|
|Quest(s)||Only the Strong Survive|
“They can't help what they are. They're sick in the head. I showed some compassion and I got bit. By tomorrow I'll be one of 'em. Got maybe six hours left. Probably less. But until then I can still do some good, right?”
— Earl, telling the Heroes that he is bit, but still wants to help them before he turns.
He is located inside an automotive workshop, alongside his daughter Jin. He is first seen during the side quest Misery Wagon, after the Hero brings the armored truck to him. He offers to make the truck stronger, which begins the side quest Only the Strong Survive.
After the completion of "Only the Strong Survive," Earl explains that the Hero can have the armored truck, but only if the Hero takes Jin with them, as he is bitten. Earl and Jin say their goodbyes, and Earl is left behind.
During the quest "Back in Black," when the Hero, Jin, and Mowen have returned to the resort, Jin says she must go and do something on her own. A cutscene plays showing Jin returning to her father's workshop. She opens the door to the office and backs away. Moments later, an infected Earl emerges as a Walker. When he approaches Jin, she tells him that she loves him, and shoots him.