Robert Hearn Jr., 88, of 268 Walker Drive, Meadville, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Vincent Health System, Erie.
Robert was born in North Carrolton, Miss., on Aug. 4, 1924, a son of the late Robert and Bennie Kirkwood Hearn Sr.
On July 24, 1968, Robert married Ruth J. Walker; she survives.
He was a member of St. John Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church, Meadville.
After many years of service, Robert retired from the former Meadville Malleable, now known as AmCast. He had previously been employed by the former Edwards Tire Service, Meadville. A U.S. Army veteran during World War II, Robert served his country until his honorable discharge on Feb. 12, 1944. Robert attended schools in North Carrolton, and he loved to fish.
In addition to his wife, Ruth, of 44 years, Robert is survived by two children, Denise Hearn of Meadville and William Robert Hearn of Jonesboro, Ga.; three stepchildren, Curtis Matthews and Maureen Matthews, both of Meadville, and Sharon Matthews of Alabama; four grandchildren, Sharene Hearn of Meadville, Deanne Wofford of Chicago, Ill., Chalai Wofford of Meadville and Maya Hearn of Georgia; several stepgrandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Lewis of Carbondale, Ill., and Martha Gomiller and her husband, James, of North Carrolton; a brother, Tommy Lee Hearn of North Carrolton; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Montgomery of North Carrolton, and Mary Hearn of Flint, Mich.; a cousin, Daisey Thantran of Meadville; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and extended family, Patrick and Peggy McHale, Gary Williams, Charlie, Eddie Burnett and family, all of Meadville.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a stepson Marlon Matthews; a sister, Minnie Mae Hearn; and two brothers, Vernon Hearn and Dave (Bud) Hearn.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church, 792 N. Main St., Meadville, where a Homecoming Service will be held at 1 p.m., with Bishop Stanley Smith, pastor, officiating.
Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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