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Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home

11801 SE Mt Scott Blvd., Portland, OR

OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" William Earls

October 28, 1948June 24, 2020
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Robert William “Bob” Earls was born in Woodburn, Oregon on October 28, 1948 to Bill and Ruth Earls. He was the first born of 3 children. He had a brother Don (deceased) and sister Kathy. He was very responsible at the early age of 12 making sure everyone was taken care of following his parents’ divorce. He passed away suddenly at his Portland, Oregon home on June 24, 2020 at age 71.

Bob graduated from North Salem High School in 1966 where he played on the tennis team and was a member of the Sea Scouts. Following graduation, he entered into a sheet metal apprenticeship. He married his first wife right out of high school and started a family in the Kaiser area. The first born was Jeffrey, followed by Barbara, Steven and Bethany. He bought a farmhouse in Kaiser and had an apple orchard. He also was a volunteer Fireman for the Kaiser Fire Department. Bob worked with the Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 Union for several years while working for Atlas Sheet Metal and serving as a sheet metal instructor at Chemeketa Community College and Portland Community College in the evenings. From 1976 to 1982 he owned a fire screen business in Parkrose. He then opened up A & B Sheet Metal which he owned and operated until 2013 when he sold the company (DBA: A&B Sheet Metal Works), staying on as General Manager.

After divorcing in 1976, Bob met the love of his life in 1977, Lynda Quicksall, and they married in 1979. On May 18, 1980, the day of the Mt. St. Helens eruption, Bob and Lynda were baptized together. “LyndyPlum” lovingly cared for and helped raise Bob’s children. They added two more sons to the family, Derek and Brady. He had many interests including acoustic guitar, planes, boating, fishing, collecting guns, gardening, movies, and watching his kids play sports and other activities. He collected aviation and train related items. Bob was always the man to visit if you were ever in need of any sort of tools or help in fixing things.

He was a hardworking family man who loved and lived for his wife and six children. He spoiled his family with many fun trips over the years. He was extremely devoted and a selfless man who always put everyone else before himself. He was the rock of our family and always there when you needed him. We were so lucky and blessed to have him in our lives.

Bob is survived by his wife Lynda and his children, Jeff Earls (Jennifer), Barbara Tooze, Steve Earls (Patrice), Bethany Harris, Derek Earls, and Brady Earls. He will also be remembered by his sister Kathy Power (Dave) and his grandchildren Jessica, Halsea, Courtney, Peyton, Blake, Austin, and Trent.

Bob will be laid to rest at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland, Oregon in a private family service.

A celebration of life will be held later this year as Covid-19 allows.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeff Earls
  • Steve Earls
  • Derek Earls
  • Brady Earls
  • Austin Earls
  • Blake Harris
  • Jake Power
  • Josh Power

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

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Susie Maiden

July 5, 2020

Lynda and family -

We were so saddened to hear of Bob's passing. What a great guy who truly loved his family. I loved viewing all the photos of the rich life you had together. We sure enjoyed our friendship with you when our boys were in sports together. Please know that our prayers are with you all. We are hoping to be able to come to Bob's service sometime soon.

Lynda - perhaps sometime soon we could get together and catch up. I would love that. My cell: 503-860-5413.

Our love - Duff and Susie Maiden


Lisa Mullen

July 5, 2020

We didn't get to know you long, but from the moment we moved in next door your family welcomed us with big smiles, and nice conversations. I will miss hearing your truck start in the mornings, your Christmas lights during the holidays, waving at you while we tended to our lawns and our chitchat when ran across each other. Your kindness and generosity were not unseen; sending much love to Lynda, Brady, and the family. It was a pleasure to know you. - The Mullen Family

Bruce Davis

July 5, 2020

Dear Earls Family:

Carol and I want to pass along our condolences at the passing of Bob. Our memories are from the years Bob helped coach Derek's Babe Ruth baseball team. The entire Earl's family are tremendous people and Carol and I will always treasure those special times spent with them. Please know that our thoughts are with you during these difficult times.

Bruce and Carol Davis

Dan Adams

July 1, 2020

I worked with Bob, Steve,and Jeff for 18 years. Bob was always there to help with a word of professional advice or simply making sure I got what I needed to do a job. I have a deep respect for the man and how he conducted himself. I was glad I got to know him. My condolences go out to your family.

Cathy Meyer

July 1, 2020

Bethany & family,
I was so very sorry to hear about your dad. He was certainly a great man as evidenced by all of the love I felt in reading his obituary. Know that his love will be with you forever. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I'm sending big hugs for the days ahead.

Sue Iggulden

July 1, 2020

Lynda and Family - I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I'll always remember him as someone willing to pitch in to help anyone in need, with a great smile and sense of humor. Hugs to you all at this time. With much love - Sue and Maureen

Russell Plank

June 30, 2020

Bob and Family accepted us as family immediately upon moving to Oregon in 1997 and gave me a job when I had needed it. We are thankful for having him in our lives and will remain lifelong friends of the family. Our hearts are with you all, STAY STRONG and remember the good times.

Russ and Sylvia Plank

Marianne Kahl

June 30, 2020

We shared years of friendship with Bob and Lynda and many memories that bring a smile to our faces. Meals followed by a night of $10. buy-in poker were always fun but Bob did like to go home a winner. We will miss his ready smile. Sending virtual hugs since we can't be there to celebrate Bob's life with you all on Wednesday. Love, Bob and Marianne Kahl

Bill and JoAn Power

June 30, 2020

We are the parents of Dave Power, Bob’s son- in -law. We have shared family events with the Earls over the years with warm memories of kids growing up with wonderful parents. Our love and sympathy goes out our kathy, Lynda and the kids. We feel the deep loss of Bob, too. He was caring and kind, a sterling man wonderful in every way.

Kim Sullivan

June 28, 2020

Remembering our Christmas dinners with lots of laughter and great memory's. He will always live in our hearts and will be remembered fondly.

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