Bob Earnest is a lifelong resident of Winfield and a graduate of Winfield High School. He has been an active member of the Winfield Chamber of Commerce for 36 years and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for 14 years.
Bob spent the last 48 years as a local business owner in downtown winfield. His business, the Fashion Shoe Bar, was known by many as the "shoe store on the corner." Bob worked with other local merchants and helped to organize activities and promotions to support the local economy.
Bob was elected to the Winfield City Council and served his fellow citizens as a council member for 18 years. While on the council, Bob served as Mayer Pro-tem for a period of 8 years. he represented Winfield as a member of the Executive Committee of the Alabama League of Municipalities. Bob pursued and completed the requirements to become a Certified Municipal Official.
Bob is an active member and deacon at Winfield First Baptist Church and was married to Earlene Perry Earnest for 65 years before she passed away in November,2010. Bob is the father of one daughter, Sandy. He has two grandsons and four great grandchildren.
Bob wishes to thank the Chamber of Commerce for selecting him as the "Special Honoree" for Mule Day 2011.