May 25, 1944 - May 17, 2022
EARNEST, Mr. Robert Lawrence - Age 77, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at McLaren Select Specialty. Family hour 10:30 AM Saturday, May 28, 2022, from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM. Interment Sunset Hills Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home 10:30 AM Saturday. Mr. Earnest will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday. Mr. Robert “Bob” Lawrence Earnest was born May 25, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Rev. Fields Glen Wilton Earnest Sr. and Elizabeth Carrie Rhea Earnest. Robert moved to Flint, Michigan with his parents and siblings in 1949. He attended Roosevelt, Dewey and Jefferson Elementary Schools, Emerson Middle School, Central High School and graduated from Southwestern High School in1962. Robert met Helen M. McBride in 1962 at Canaan Baptist Church where his father was an Associate Minister. They married on October 10, 1964 and to this union they had 2 children. A son, Vincent R. Earnest and a daughter, Marie E. Earnest. Robert continued his education at Mott Community College where he studied Electrical Engineering. While at Mott, Robert began working at IBM as an Electrical Engineer. Later he hired into Buick Motor Company, a division of General Motors Corporation as a Skilled Trades Journeyman Electrician. He retired after more than 30 years of service. Robert enjoyed listening to jazz music. His favorite musicians were, Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery. He loved roller skating, playing Bid Whist, Spades, Tunk, Chess and Checkers. Robert also loved playing the sport of fencing and watching golf. His favorite golfer was Tiger Woods. Mr. Robert Lawrence Earnest leaves to cherish his memory: former wife, Helen M. Earnest; son, Vincent R. Earnest; daughter, Marie E. Earnest; granddaughter, Chandra T. Blount; brother, Dr. John P. (Leslie M.) Earnest; sister, Rheah A. Douglas 4 nephews, Michael D. Earnest, Tracy C. Smith, David A. Smith and Mario D. J. (LaTisha D.) Cox; 2 nieces, Marlaina D. Earnest and Elizabeth R. Earnest; a host of great-nieces; great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including, Tim Stevenson and postal worker, Anita Goulet. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Fields and Elizabeth Earnest; brothers, Baby Boy Earnest and Field G.W. Earnest Jr.; sisters, Charlyn M. Earnest, Theressa E. Earnest and Rosalind L. Smith. The family would like to express special thanks to Heritage Manor-Detroit, Woodland Park Assisted Living, Grace Hospice, Ascension Genesys Hospital and McLaren Specialty Hospital.
EARNEST, Mr. Robert Lawrence - Age 77, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at McLaren Select Specialty. Family hour 10:30 AM Saturday, May 28, 2022, from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service... View Obituary & Service Information
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