Robert Lee Means Sr.

April 10, 1939December 28, 2012
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Robert Lee Means, Sr., age 73 of Marion, NC went to be with the Lord Friday, December 28, 2012 at his residence.

He was born April 10, 1939 in McDowell County, NC to the late Sherlyn Murphy and Ruth Henson. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Means and two sons, Sidney and Kendall Means.

Rob was a faithful employee of Galey & Lord and retired after 30 years of service. He loved fishing, listening to music and entertaining with family and friends. He loved sitting outside talking to his neighbors, and watching the Atlanta Braves. Rob also loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

Left behind to cherish Rob’s memory are two sons, Robert Means, Jr. and Vincent Means; one daughter, LaNorma Lindsay and husband, William Lindsay; one brother, William Hooper; five sisters, Mary Twitty, Jacqueline Johnson, Edith Scott, Regina Powell and Beth Thompson; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Honorable mention, Katrina Miller and Rob’s step-mother, Louise Murphy.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2012 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home with Rev. Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at McDowell Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Means Family – Care of LaNorma Lindsay – 4870 Saponi Village Trail Winston Salem, NC 27127.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Robert Lee Means Sr.

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Cindy Weirback

January 13, 2013

To the family of Robert Means my heartfelt prayers go out to u. I did not know him well but what I did know he was a very friendly man.Vincent I am so sorry for your loss.

Annis Lytle

January 8, 2013

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Kenneth & Lovie Thompson

January 4, 2013

Were sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies. May God bless the family in this time of sorrow.

Michelle Boles

January 3, 2013

May God Bless your family and lift you up to feel his love and warmth in this difficult time. Robert was a wonderful person. I worked at Galey and Lord with him for many years.

L. Jenkins

January 2, 2013

Your family will be in my prayers.

John knighton

January 2, 2013

I,will Miss Robert.


January 2, 2013

I will miss Robert.

Cordelia Cooper

January 2, 2013

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chester & Darnell Wilkerson

January 2, 2013

Our thoughts and prayer goes out to the family! Rob will truly be missed!We love you all!

Love Chester & Darnell Wilkerson and family

Randy Frey

January 1, 2013

Prayers going out for the entire Family!