(ROANOKE) The funeral for Robert Staples, 65, of Roanoke will be Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Big Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday before services.

Mr. Staples passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

A Roanoke native, Mr. Staples was born Dec. 9, 1955, the son of Monroe and Gladys Towler Staples. He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church and worked as the barn manager at Roanoke Stockyard.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, Amelia Reynolds, Tyler Reynolds, Adele Jones, Allie Pegues, Gracie Anna Green, Jackson Green, Riley Green and Hollie Kate Green; sister, Carol Bowen; brother, Jimmy Blackmon of Roanoke; and nephew, Dale Shepard. Mr. Staples was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Reynolds, Jackson Green, Riley Green, Scott Noles, W.L. Wortham and Coy Holloway.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Mr. Staples to Big Springs Baptist Church at P.O. Box 1312, Roanoke, AL 36274. Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.