RS Earp

December 12, 1944 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 77)


Mr. RS Earp, age 77 of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his wife, son and daughter. 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro with Dr. Bert Young and Rev. Amanda Atkin officiating.  Burial will be in Little Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Monday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. 

RS was born December 12, 1944 in Wilkes County to Roby Smith Earp, Sr. and Anna Cruikshank Earp.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro.  After retiring from Lowe’s, he spent his time developing the neighborhood “The Farm”.  This gave him the opportunity to spend time working and teaching his grandsons and seeing the joy in helping people build their dream home. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; Myra and six brothers; Bill, Frank (Buster), Kermit, Jack, Allen and Joe Earp. 

He is survived by his wife: Janice (Jan) Ferguson Earp of the home, a son; Roby S. Earp, III and wife Jacqueline Jones of Springdale AR, a daughter; Jelynn Earp Richie and husband Patrick of Jefferson, , six grandchildren; Bradley Richie and wife Alayne, Peyton Earp, Cole Richie, Reagan Earp, Leah Earp, Megan Richie and a great grandson; Judson Richie, a sister; Betty Anderson and husband Jim of Flint, MI and a brother; Thomas Earp and wife Jean of Florida. 

A special thank you to Wake Forest Hospice nurse; Heidee Lail and his private caregiver; Sheila Marley for their care and support. 

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, PO Box 458, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. 

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November 21, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
November 22, 2022

2:00 PM
First Baptist Ch of North Wilkesboro
PO Box 458
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Interment following service
November 22, 2022

Little Rock Baptist Church Cemetery
248 Little Rock Church Road
Boomer, NC 28606


First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro
PO Box 458, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

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