Robert Kearns, Sr.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (I Corinthians 5:17)
Robert Noel "Bobby" Kearns Sr., a man who loved God, his family, and friends, passed peacefully from this life into the next on Sunday., July 29, 2012, surrounded by the family he loved.
A celebration of his life will begin with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday., July 31, 2012, followed by services at First Baptist Church in Thibodaux. A private burial service for family is scheduled for a later date.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Addie Joy Thibodaux Kearns; two sons, Robert Noel Kearns Jr., and his wife, Vicki, of Houma, and Timothy Stanford Kearns and his wife, Brandy, of Thibodaux; three daughters, Roxanne Kearns Dill, of Baton Rouge; Susan Kearns Trosclair and her husband, Ken, of Thibodaux; and Kathleen Kearns Keene and her husband, Scott, of The Woodlands, Texas; and special friend, Barbara Thorning Kearns, of Thibodaux.
He is survived by 18 grandchildren: James Dill and Katherine Dill Edgmon and her husband, Blake; Jason, Jacob, and Rebecca Kearns; Tabitha, Matthew, Lydia, and Sara Kearns; Micah, Abigail, Jonathan, Samuel, and Benjamin Trosclair; and Carolyn, Blake, and Sean Keene; his twin brother, Bokenfohr "Buck" Kearns, of Thibodaux; and his sister, Doris Kearns Stanga, of Thibodaux; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo Stanford Kearns and Louise Bokenfohr Kearns; three brothers, Leo Stanford Kearns Jr., Jackson Joseph "Billy" Kearns, and Thomas Stanford Kearns; three sisters, Marie Louise "Peggy" Kearns Borne, Gloria Kearns Weimer, Iris Kearns Pena; granddaughter Bethany Faith Kearns, son-in-law Stephen James Dill, and two unborn grandchildren.
Bobby was born in January 1930, the youngest of nine children. He grew up in Thibodaux and later played for the first football team at Nicholls Junior College, which later became Nicholls State University.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Louisiana State University and later became a Certified Public Accountant. He and his twin brother, Buck Kearns, built a private CPA firm in Thibodaux called Kearns & Kearns.
He was a cowboy at heart and loved horses and rodeos. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed weekends on Grand Isle with his family and friends.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from July 30 to August 1, 2012