Robert Lee Earnshaw, Sr., 76
Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationRobert Lee Earnshaw, Sr 76, of Mechanicsville, MD, formally from Clinton, MD died July 15, 2012 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's. Born August 2, 1935 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Pinkney Andrew Earnshaw, Jr. and the late Alice Lusby Earnshaw.
He attended Surrattsville School and graduated in June 1953. After graduation he started his own business, which he enjoyed his entire life.
Robert was the Business Owner and Operator for R. L. Earnshaw Topsoil and Stone and Southern Maryland Equipment Co. He started his business back in 1955 in Clinton, MD and moved the family and business to St. Mary's in 1967. He enjoyed spending time with the family at his beach home on Canoe Neck Creek (7th District). His favorite thing was working with his Kubota Tractor around the farm. Robert loved restoring old tractors, equipment and dump trucks.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn L Earnshaw; his son: Robert Lee Earnshaw, Jr. (Robin); his daughters Barbara C Hall RN (Dennis) of Chaptico, MD and Allison C Williams; and his sister Patricia Knieb (Joseph). Robert is also survived by his five grandchildren: Caitlyn, Ashlyn, Josephine Earnshaw and Beau and Sam Hall.
The family will receive friends for Robert's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at The Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Service on Friday, July 20, 2012, 10AM, at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 21708 Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Rev. Sue Carns will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at the Church Cemetery.
The pallbearers will be: Tom Parker, Wade Earnshaw, Joe Mike Tennyson, Kevin Peregoy, Mike Cusic and Robert Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be: Billy Mundy, Ralph Knott, Paul White, Beau Hall and Sam Hall.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to: Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or The Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad P.O. Box 15 Mechanicsville, Maryland 20659.