Fallen Hero: UNK(Ret) Robert Elmo Easley


Funeral Home

Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home

Clarksdale, MS


Saturday, December 31, 2022, 1 – 2 P.M., Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home, Clarksdale, MS.


Saturday, December 31, 2022, 2 P.M., Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home, Clarksdale, MS.


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on December 28, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  UNK(Ret) , Robert Elmo Easley age 82, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten””

Obituary, visitation, and service details:  

Robert Elmo Easley was born on June 9, 1940 in Vardaman, Mississippi. The oldest of 6 children, Robert became a hard worker at a young age to help provide for his family.

He met the love of his life, Martha in 1956 and they married on June 29, 1957. They welcomed three children and Robert worked hard, sometimes two or three jobs at a time, to not only provide the basic necessities for his family, but also to bring up his children with a love of God and for others. Robert loved the Lord with all his heart and was a true example of compassion, fairness, helpfulness and humor. He put everyone before himself.

Robert retired from the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board after 45 years. He was also retired from the Mississippi National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a Master Mason and a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church. He was 82.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Mayberry Easley and Martha Louise Strickland, step-father James Strickland, brother Henry Ottis Easley and baby sister Dessie Redwine.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Martha Ann Melton, sons Larry (Jeanine) Easley and Bobby (Kim) Easley, daughter Mary Ann Easley (Allan “Colton”) Pearson, grandchildren Bradley (Michelle) Easley, Jana Easley (TJ) Lee, Blake (Nicole) Easley, Leigha Easley (Mike) Smith, Corey (Candace) Fortner, Matthew (Courtney) Fortner, Evan Easley and Dylan Easley, ten great-grandchildren, brothers Charles (Betty) Easley and Ray Redwine, and sister Judy (Timmy) Walker.

Visitation is Saturday December 31, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Memorial Gardens. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements