RS Earp, 77, of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his wife, son and daughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro with Dr. Bert Young and Reverend Amanda Atkin. Interment will be at the Little Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Reins-Sturdivant funeral home.
RS was born on December 12, 1944 in Wilkes County to Roby Smith Earp Sr. and Anna Cruikshank Earp. He was a member of the North Wilkesboro First Baptist Church. After retiring from Lowe’s, he spent his time developing “The Farm” neighborhood. It gave him the opportunity to spend time working and teaching his grandsons and seeing the joy of helping people build their dream home.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Myra; and six brothers, Bill, Frank (Buster), Kermit, Jack, Allen and Joe Earp.
He is survived by his wife, Janice (Jan) Ferguson Earp of the household, one son; Roby S. Earp III and his wife, Jacqueline Jones, of Springdale Ark.; a girl; Jelynn Earp Richie and her husband, Patrick, of Jefferson; six grandchildren; Bradley Richie and his wife, Alayne, Peyton Earp, Cole Richie, Reagan Earp, Leah Earp, Megan Richie and one great-grandson; Judson Richie; one sister, Betty Anderson and her husband, Jim, of Flint, Mich.; and a brother, Thomas Earp and his wife, Jean, of Florida.
Special thanks to Wake Forest Hospice nurse, Heidee Lail, and her private carer, Sheila Marley, for their care and support.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made at First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, PO Box 458, North Wilkesboro, NC, 28659.