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Robert Sales, Sr.

November 7, 1937 — April 11, 2020


Robert F. Sales Sr. was a lifelong resident of Akron, Ohio. Born November 7, 1937 to Augustus and Maggie Sales. As a young boy, he was a member of The Mount Calvary Baptist Church, where his grandfather Alex Sales was the founding pastor. He attended Akron Public Schools and joined the Marines for a time. He worked for Goodwill Industries, but due to an injury, he became a stay at home dad; where he taught his children how to keep house, work on cars and become hard working citizens. A few years ago, Robert accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and on April 11, 2020 at 12:09pm he went home to be with the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parent; Augustus and Maggie Sales; his brothers, Clyde and Dwight Sales; and sister, Ann Sims.

Robert is survived by his wife of 53 years; Sandy Sales along with his children; Mildred Diane (Ronnie) Campbell of Akron, Ohio, Marion (Connie) Bolar of  Daphne, Alabama, Melody D. Sales of Akron, Ohio, Robert F. Sales, Jr. (Natalie Baker) of Tracy California , Robert D. Sales (Sandy Bateman) of Akron, Ohio, Marla Sales (Robert Scranton) of Doylestown, Ohio, Michael (Andrea) Sales of Massillon, Ohio, Monty (Roxann) Sales of North Canton, Ohio, Nicole (Anthony) Caldwell of Akron, Ohio, Tonya Sales-Goolsby of Akron, Ohio, Damian (Lanett) Culvert of Cleveland, Ohio; siblings, Denison Sales of Doylestown, Ohio, Loretta Parker of Akron, Ohio, Carol Sales-Greer of Doylestown, Ohio, Joy Miller of Akron, Ohio, Clifford Sales, Sr. of Murphy, Texas, Maggie-Lou Jackson of Allen, Texas, Gus Sales (Lisa) of Mt. Enterprise, Texas, Phillip (Karen) Sales, Sr. of Wylie, Texas; loving Aunt, Inez Patterson of Akron, Ohio; 42 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; special nephew, Darrell Yarbrough; favorite cousin, Billy (Velma) Sales; long time best buddy, Jack Smith (Pauline Jones) along with so many other dear nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and neighbors.

We would like to offer special thanks to; Dr. Freeland and Dr. Jon Olivero and their staff who have cared for Robert over the years with such love and devotion; Summa hospice nurses, Josie and Jackie; Audramira and Deandra; daughters, Nikki and Tonya and Marla, who went above and beyond; sisters, Carol, Loretta and Joy; grandchildren, Lady and Mighty Moe, Kayla, Jerimyah, Marques, Chevez and Nick; sons, Robert Jr. and Monty; son-in-love, Minister Anthony Caldwell; Ehdra Frazier, Ericka McGuire, Elisha Swenson and a very special thank you to Brandee Wilkinson and the Wilkinson Funeral Home for your loving care for our husband, father and grandfather.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

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