Robert Earls, 68 Manteo, NC
Robert L. Earls, Loving dad, brother, papa, uncle, "pop" and friend to all of humanity passed away at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC on May 2, 2017 with his adoring family by his side.
He was born on July 11, 1948 in Portland, ME, the only son of the late Leo Earls and the late Mary Earls Sprouse.
Bob, "Rob," attended schools in Portland, ME. Upon finishing school, he enlisted and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Electrician's Union of Manteo, NC.
He is profoundly missed by his cherished daughter, Rhonda Earls Wheeler and her husband, Michael Wheeler of Hyde County, NC, his devoted sisters, Joyce Riley and Deanna Earls of Portland, ME, Catherine Earls Aubrey of Charlottesville, VA and Terry Maietta and her husband Peter of Portland, ME and Terry Sprouse Hale of Vinton, VA
His beloved grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Hannah, Zachery and Andrew Wheeler of Hyde County, NC. His nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly, Laurie Daily and her husband Dan of SD, Lisa Beckwith and her husband Brian of TN, Michael LaRhette and his wife Jen of MA, Justin Riley and his wife Jen of Portland, ME, Devin Earls and his wife Suzanne of VA , Lucas Cyrus of MD, Mechelle Connolly and husband Bob of Portland, ME and Katelyn Maietta of Cumberland, ME, Christina Roberts of VA, Laura Hale of VA. Lana Hale and Logan Hale of VA. He is also survived by several grand nieces and nephews whom he adored and they adored him, as well.
He will always be remembered for his compassion and love for his fellow man. Rob never knew a stranger, he had an immense love of family and was always ready to lend a helping hand and provide shelter to anyone in need. He always had an "open door policy," - what was his was yours.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on May 21, 2017 at the Outer Banks Fishing Pier. You are welcome to bring with you a fishing pole and cast a line at the end of the service, if you would like.
A special memorial service with full military honors will be held in Maine in July, the date and time to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations in his name to: The Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water St., Hallowell, ME 04347.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.
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My loving Brother
I will miss your kindness, your hugs, and your smiling face forever.
Until I join you one day, I will miss you forever.
Watch over us.
I love you Rob.
Submitted by Deanna Earls on May 15 2017 02:34:28 PM
To Bob's family and friends, he was a good man, with a huge heart full of love. Always kind and friendly. I'm thinking of you all and sending my love, thoughts and prayers. He lives on.
Submitted by Dale Cates on May 9 2017 11:30:18 PM
Rhonda, Mike and family, Tony and I send our condolences May your happy memories bring you comfort as you say farewell for now.
Submitted by Beth and Tony Edens on May 9 2017 06:23:12 AM
RIP, my dear Cuz! You were always there at every family function, with your great smile and hearty laugh. You were a rock, in good times and bad! You will be missed, my dear Robbie!
Submitted by Heidi Jeffreys on May 9 2017 05:22:46 AM
Rhonda and family so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. I pray God will hold your family members just a lot closer now and in the days to come. God bless each of you.
Submitted by Merita and David on May 6 2017 06:51:51 PM
loving prayers to the family - a loss of a great man is portrayed in his obit. Share the wonderful memories you have and he will live on in your heart. God give you peace and comfort.
Sandra & Dick Tunnell
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