Robert Layasone Canterbury died peacefully on November 28, 2015 in Charlotte, Texas at the age of 75.

Robert was born on June 25, 1940 in Odessa, Texas to William Berl and Elsie Canterbury. Robert served in the US Navy from 1958- 1963. He spent most of his life working in the oilfield. Later on in his life, Robert became an accomplished artist.

Robert is survived by his children Bobby Joe Layasone of Charlotte, Myriam La Bauve and husband Roy of Pleasanton, Jane Marie Villareal and husband Alonzo of Houston, Olga Leticia Flores of Piedras Negras, Mexico. Robert is also survived by his sisters Nila Harries and husband Tom of Mesquite and Jane Goodman and husband Galen of Midland, Texas. Robert is preceded in death by his wife Etelvina Layasone and his parents William Berl and Elsie Taylor Canterbury. He is survived by his grandchildren Lauren Kaylae, Taylor Allen, Krista Rae, Alayna Marie, Monica Flores and Julio Flores.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, December 4th at 10 a.m. at Hurley’s Funeral Home in Pleasanton, with reception to follow at Charlotte First Baptist Church in Charlotte.

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