Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia


June 26, 2010

Robert Fitzgerald Schley

PLAINS — Funeral services for the late Mr. Robert Fitzgerald Schley of 114 Carter St., Plains, Ga., who passed on June 23, 2010 in the Lillian Carter Nursing Center also in Plains, Ga. are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the sanctuary of Lebanon Baptist Church and burial to follow in the church’s cemetery. Mr. Schley will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services.

Mr. Robert Fitzgerald Schley was born July 21, 1949 in Sumter County, Georgia, to the parentage of the late Mr. Seaborn Schley Sr. and the late Mrs. Lessie Williams Schley. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, graduating in 1966 from Sumter County High School. He furthered his education at Fort Valley State University, earning a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1970 and a master’s in urban education from the University of Hartford, Hartford, Conn. in 1976. During his tenure at Fort Valley State, he became a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. For many years, he was employed as a health representative for the State of Maryland within Health and Human Services, and he was also a teacher.

He was of the Baptist faith and at an early age, he joined Lebanon Baptist Church. He was also active in the community participating with the Sumter County Concerned Citizens organization and also serving on the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Family and Youth Development Center’s Advisory Board.

He is preceded in death by four brothers, Chester Schley, Samuel Schley, William Schley and Seaborn Schley Jr. and one sister, Frances Schley.

Mr. Schley leaves to cherish his memory, two brothers, Mr. Joseph (Mildred) Schley Sr. and Mr. Edward (Deloris) Schley, both of Toledo, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Effie (Robert) Johnson, Mrs. Dorothy Stephenson, Mrs. Annette (Charles) Kirkland, all of Bloomfield, Conn. and Mrs. Cynthia (Rick) Bigby of Douglas; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Schley of Bloomfield, Conn. and Mrs. Lela Schley of Toledo, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

Barnum Funeral Home Inc. in Americus has charge of arrangements.

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