Earl S. Haislip, 84, who had been associated with the construction business in Washington for many years, died Sunday at the Washington Adventist Hospital after a stroke.

After his retirement here 20 years ago, he moved to Colonial Beach, Va., where he served on the city council.

Mr. Haislip was born in Washington and graduated from old Business High School. After serving in the Army in World War I, he entered the family building business in Washington and eventually took it over. He built the Peoples Drug Stores and other commercial buildings prior to World War II.

He was in Cleveland during the war, working with government construction, and returned here after the war to work for John McShain builders, where he was a head estimator. One of the major projects with which he was involved was the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Mr. Haislip had served as a vice president of the D.C. Chapter of the Associated General Contractors. He was a charter member of the Washington Building Congress. He belonged to the Washington Society of Engineers.

A 44-year member of the Masons, he had been active in the Westmoreland County American Legion Post. He was a trustee and member of the building committee of Grace Lutheran Church in Washington.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy H., of Colonial Beach; a daughter, Dorothy H. Grier, of Silver Spring, and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Grace Lutheran Church.