Let the memory of Robert be with us forever.
  • 94 years old
  • Born on January 22, 1925 .
  • Passed away on March 19, 2019 .
Robert Lee Eakes, 94, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford.
He was born January 22, 1925 in Granville County to the late Millard Lee Eakes and Eva Land Eakes. Robert was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Johnston County and retired as an Automotive Technician.  
Graveside services will be conducted Monday, March 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Carolina Memorial Gardens by Rev. Dan Hill.
Surviving are his wife Fannie Eakes of Oxford; a step-daughter, Loretta Strickland of Butner; two sisters, Elaine Coats of Wake County, Joan Jones of Johnson County; a brother, Jerry Eakes of Nathalie, VA; three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers and a step-son.

Visitation will follow the graveside service at the cemetery.

Posted by Gloria Land on 21st March 2019
James and I visited R.L. this past Sunday at University Care. He looked real good! He was in the bed wrapped up in a warm blanket. When we saw each other, all three of us broke into big smiles! I told him he had to give me his "usual R.L. hug" so he sat up and I got my R.L. hug. I told him he was really strong! God was so good! He blessed us and filled our hearts with gratitude for that visit since two days later he was with you in heaven. Thank you, Lord, for sharing such a wonderful man with us and bless Fanny because she will be sad and will need your love and comfort.

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