WILLIAMSTON - Robert Earl Bland, 71, of 2801 Airport Road died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in Martin General Hospital.
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Robert was born in Martin County Sept. 5, 1938, the son of the late John Robert Bland and Rosa Sills Bland. He was employed for many years in the shipping department at Overton's in Greenville. He was married to Laura Roberson Bland on Aug. 26, 1960 and was a member of the Everetts Christian Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Shelia B. Willis; son, Dale Bland of Williamston; sister, Sylvia Wilkerson of Chocowinity; grandchildren, Dale Bland II, Zack Willis, Madison Bland and Katelyn Band. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Hopkins.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Everetts Christian Church, conducted by Dr. James Hagwood and Tommy Ward. Burial will be in Martin Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Biggs Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2801 Airport Road, Williamston.
Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston.
Published in The Daily Reflector on Aug. 22, 2010