ROBERT EUGENE "GENE" EASTLAND Robert Eugene "Gene" Eastland, of Gerber CA, went home to be with The Lord on Friday November 22, 2013. Robert was born on April 11, 1935 in Nampa, Idaho to the late Norman and Elsie Eastland. After the death of his parents, Robert was raised by his maternal grandparents, Heinrich and Caroline Schafer. He graduated from Nampa High School in 1954. After high school Robert joined the Marines; Once a Marine, always a Marine. Robert married Geraldine Geneal Burnam on June 8, 1957. Robert began working in construction in 1957, working up to a General Contractor, eventually owning his own construction company, Eastland Construction, now carried on by his son. Robert is survived by his wife, Geraldine "Geneal" and four children, Normilene Perry, Deborah Whitley, James "Jim" Eastland, and Brenda Cook. He had 19 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, with one great grandchild on the way, and one great great grandchild on the way. Robert was a general contractor for over 50 years, and was a retired member of the Carpenters Union. Robert worked the last 12 years with his wife as managers at a retirement community. Robert was an active member at Community Baptist Church and was well known in the community. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the service on November 27, 2013, at 2:00 pm, at Community Baptist Church; 598 Roundup Ave. Red Bluff, CA. Memorial Contributions can be made to Community Baptist Church, Building Fund.
Published in Daily News on Nov. 27, 2013