He was born December 6, 1928, in Victor, Idaho to Hyrum and Lucy Kearsley. He and his family moved here in June 1940 when he was 10 years old. He was a resident of St. Helens for over 79 years.
He lettered all four years of high school in football, basketball, and track, and then married his high school sweetheart Anna Mae on June 5, 1951. They were married 67 years until she preceded him in death earlier this year.
An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for most of his life, he loved his calling to be a temple worker most.
Known in the community for his log truck company that operated for many years, he retired only this year at the age of 90.
Robert is survived by his children, Terecia Sigler, Durell and Gail, Drue and Rita, Dirk and Sherene; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Dewey and Keith; and sister, Ranae; and extended family. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae; his parents; brothers, Kent, Forrest, and Duane; and great-grandson, Wyatt.
Services will be held at the LDS church on Sykes Road in St. Helens on Friday December 20, at 1 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at HYPERLINK "http://www.columbiafh.com" www.columbiafh.com.
Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.