Robert S. Love Sr. (1927 - 2014)

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Robert Seals Love, Sr

Yazoo City - Tchula

Robert Seals (Bobby) Love, Sr. (87) was called home by his Lord on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. At the time of his passing he was a resident of the Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seals Sallis and Eddie Virginia Hughes Love, his sister, Frances Love Brown, and his wife of fifty-three years, Mary Lucille Garrett Love.

Survivors include children: Robert Seals Love, Jr. (Nancy) of Puckett, Elizabeth Ann Love Harris (Scott) of Benton, Wilburn Hughes Love of Benton; seven grandchildren: Robert Seals Love III (Melissa), Suzanne Love Greer (Jeremy), Joseph Stennett Love, Stephen Moore Harris, Virginia Hughes Harris, Margaret Bowman Harris, and Courtney Nicole Love; and four great grandchildren: Austin Love, Mary Love, Jake Greer, and Morgan Greer, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bobby, as he was best known, was born in Berryville, Virginia on May 2, 1927. He and his family moved back to Tchula, Mississippi in 1933. His family had deep roots in the Attala County communities of Kosciusko, Sallis, McAdams, and Possumneck, as well as Tchula. Shortly after graduating from Tchula High School he joined the Army Air Force and served the last days of WWII on the Island of Guam. He once told his son, Robert, that when his service time was over he was flown from Guam to Hawaii and then, to the west coast with plans of flying someplace close to home. Instead, he decided that he had had enough air time and opted to travel home by bus. Upon his return to Tchula, he began farming and operating a trucking business which kept him busy through his mid-seventies.

His farming interest was always near and dear to his heart. Pictures of his younger years seemed to always have horses, cows, dogs, cotton, tractors, or trucks in the background. And, pictures of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren became ever more prevalent as time went on. To say that he wasn't scared of work is an understatement. There never was a workday that was long enough for him to finish whatever he was doing. He firmly believed that sweat and time were two readily available commodities that were not to be wasted. It has been estimated that Bobby's trucking business handled approximately 750,000 tons of ginned cottonseed and about 750,000 bales of cotton during his lifetime. This work was in addition to operating his farming operation.

Bobby loved all of his family deeply, but he most loved his wife, Mary. After her passing in 2009, he longed every minute of every day to be re-united with her in God's Paradise. The promise of this reunion was fueled by his faith in Christ. Bobby was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Tchula where he was a member for most of his life and served as a deacon for many years.

The family is sincerely thankful to the staff of the Love House at the Martha Coker Green Houses and to all of the medical professionals in Yazoo City and Lexington who took such great care of him for many years.

A time of visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, beginning at 10:00 am at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, followed by a graveside service at 12:00 noon at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Tchula.


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Stricklin-King Funeral Home
718 Calhoun Avenue
Yazoo City, MS 39194-3226
(662) 746-4532
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Published in Clarion Ledger on May 23, 2014
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