May 23, 1949 - April 14, 2020
Robert Lewis Staples was born to Guy and Mabel Staples on May 23, 1949. He departed this life on April 14, 2020. May 23, 1949 – April 14, 2020 How Robert Lived his – (Dash) Born in Middlesboro, KY, Robert accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior at an early age. Robert received his education in the TPS system graduating (early) from Libbey High School. Robert served in the US Army Infantry #241 during Vietnam War receiving 3 purple Hearts and 4 Bronze Stars among other awards during his tour of duty before being Honorably discharged. Robert was the father of six children, living through the loss of his only son and oldest daughter. Robert worked hard all his life and lived his life his way! Robert’s CB handle was “Candy Man” and he was an avid fisherman, pool shooter, cook. Robert love playing cards and was an excellent host to his nieces and nephew who affectionately called him “Unc or Uncle Rob”. Robert is proceeded in death by his parents, son Robert Jr. (Man and Flash), daughter Rolanda Nesby (Pumkin), great granddaughter Kelsey Chism, siblings Guy Jr., Marcus Sr., Betty Rutherford, Patricia Pattin, and Shelia Taylor. He leaves to cherish his memory daughters Rashonda, Robin, Rashion Staples and Rhonda Wiggins, 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, brothers: Johnny, Rudy Sr., sisters: N. Ruth (Richard) Craig, Ludi Heath, Brenda, L. Carol (Frank) Buchanan, Gwen (Andre) Tiggs, Debra (Hiram) Duffie, Joetta (Mark) Kynard, Robin Kay (Tim) Owens, Barbara Ann McDonald, 4 aunts: Lula Richardson (mother-aunt), Leola Holston (nursing aunt), Lucretia Davis, and Mary Wilson, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. He will truly be missed. Special thanks to the staff at Concord Care Facility for the outpouring of care and kindness to Robert throughout his stay, to The Toledo Veteran Administration outpatient clinic, and Dale- Riggs Funeral Home. An incredibly special heartfelt thanks to his nieces Edi (Clayborne) Clark and Tiandra Tiggs who stood in and took care of their uncle daily as if he were their own father! Memorial Celebration for Robert L. Staples’s life will be held as soon as conditions in our nation permits.
Robert Lewis Staples was born to Guy and Mabel Staples on May 23, 1949. He departed this life on April 14, 2020. May 23, 1949 – April 14, 2020 How Robert Lived his – (Dash) Born in Middlesboro, KY, Robert accepted Jesus Christ... View Obituary & Service Information
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