Robert G. Staley Sr., 76, of Coleman, died at home on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. He was born Feb. 16, 1935, in Genesee County, the son of the late Earl and Doris (Delisle) Staley. Robert married Eunice R. Ihrke, March 27, 1959, in Lapeer. She died Aug. 24, 2005. He then married Janet Anderson.
Survivors include his wife, Janet, of Coleman; sons, Robert and Cathy Staley, Jr. of Coleman, Le Roy Staley of Columbiaville, and Terry and Jessica Staley of Gladwin; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred Staley of North Carolina, and Dale Staley of Grand Blanc; sisters, Martha Haskell of Mayville, and Della Staley of Otter Lake; sister-in-law, Shirley Staley of Columbiaville; and brother-in-law, Richard Ostrander of Columbiaville. Robert was preceded in death by his daughter, Yvonne Staley; brothers, Earl Staley, Jr., and Lloyd Staley; sisters, Mollie Miller, and Darlene Ostrander.
Funeral and committal services will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the O'Laughlin Funeral Home, Inc., with The Rev. Caroline Hart officiating. Cremation will take place with burial in the Warren Township Cemetery, Coleman. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.