Robert Earl “ Little Robert “ Trussell, Jr., 41, of Deweyville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1974 in Beaumont, to Robert Earl Trussell, Sr. and Della Jean (Hester) Trussell, he was a lifelong resident of Deweyville and worked as an iron worker in the construction industry. Robert enjoyed fishing, restoring antique tools and he will be remembered for his compassion and willingness to help others.

Robert is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Richardson and his uncle, Carl Wayne Hester.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Stormie Leanord and husband, Justin and Cierra Westbrook and husband, Guy, all of Deweyville and Elayna Luckey of Buna; son, Robert D. Trussell; parents, Robert Earl, Sr. and Della Trussell; sister, Jeana Michael and husband, Timothy; brother, Charles “ Buddy “ Trussell and wife, Regina, all of Deweyville; three grandchildren, Scott Westbrook, Chanelle Leanord and Dakota Leanord. Robert is also survived by numerous members of his extended family.

No public services will be held for Robert. During his life, Robert became addicted to drugs and he fought a battle for most of his life that eventually led to health difficulties. During the final time of his life, Robert wished to communicate a message to others of the negativities and difficult things that will occur with drug addiction. Addiction to crystal-meth became very destructive for Robert and placed him to leave this earth way too soon. It is now the hope of Robert and his family that if one is dealing with addiction that you seek out something that will help you turn your life around. The Trussell family wishes to thank so many people who have been of support to them as they have lived through the struggle before them.

Arrangements for Robert are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.