Robert Easley, 65 of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday evening at Forrest General Hospital. He was born December 19, 1955 in Lumberton, the second of seven children to Cobert James and Weenanah (Webster) Easley. He grew up in Lumberton and though he may have ventured off to other places, it was never for very long, always returning to his hometown. Robert enjoyted riding his bicycle and playing in mudholes in his early years. He had an affinity for motorcycles and loved his Harleys, with owning a new one part of his dream. He went to school in Lumberton until the 11th grade, opting to obtain his GED and join the MS Army National Guard. After his military discharge, Robert went to work offshore for a few years, later deciding to drive trucks. He also taught commercial driving for a while before going to work for the City of Lumberton in the 80s. He married Doris in 1985 and they made their home in Lumberton, where they have lived and raised their family since. An unfortunate injury forced his retirement in the early 2000s and Robert spent most of his time with family, especially his grandchildren. He was a jovial prankster who loved riding his mower, even when he wasn't cutting grass. Robert was the type that "always had something going" as they say. At Halloween, he would dress up as some monster, just so he could have fun scaring whoever he could. But he would turn right around and dress up as Santa at Christmas and welcome them to share their wishes. He would often catch snakes by hand and bring them home or try to give them away. That was Robert, a loving husband, father and grandfather with a heart even bigger than he was. He was a Christian and member at East main Baptist Church for many years. A "fine man" who was always willing and eager to help, Robert will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded by his parents, Cobert and Weenanah Easley, and two brothers, Kirby and Coby Easley. Left to cherish the many fond memories are: his loving wife Doris; their children: daughters Ashley and Jennifer Easley, both of Lumberton, and sons Garon (Ashley) Seal of Poplarville and Keith Easley of Lumberton; sisters Maudie Easley of Magee, MS and Maria (Wayne) Barlow of Hattiesburg, with brothers Roy (Carrie) Easley of Lumberton and Troy (Cheryl) Easley of Petal. Robert leaves a legacy of twelve grandchildren: Garrett, Nicholas, Nathan, Natty, Natalie, Anna, Kaydon, Kahlia, Kameron, Kenarreo, Jr., Jeremiah and Bentley, with one great-grandson, Lane, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors. Robert's final wishes were to be cremated, which his family is honoring. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday afternoon, April 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM, at Trinity Funeral Services in Lumberton. Following the service, there will be refreshments and a time of reminiscing the many laughs and memories shared over the years. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Easley family in their time of need, asking everyone to keep Ms. Doris and the entire family in your prayers through this difficult time.
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