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Robert J. "Bob" Bohannon, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1926
Randolph County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 2012
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

Robert J. Bohannon
March 1, 1926 ~ March 2, 2012

Funeral Service: Wednesday March 7, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at Liberty Plains Baptist Church

Visitation: Wednesday March 7, 2012, 11:00 A.M. - Noon at Liberty Plains Baptist Church
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Wednesday March 7, 2012 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

No Graveside Services Will Be Held

Occupation: Electrician
Hobbies: Fishing and Camping
Organizations: American Legion Post 77, Simla, Colorado

Memorial donations can be made to:
Liberty Plains Baptist Church, P.O. Box 12, Simla, CO 80835 or Simla Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 161, Simla, CO 80835.

Robert "Bob" J. Bohannon age 86 of Simla, Colorado passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Penrose Main Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born March 1, 1926 in Higbee, Missouri the son of Charles and Eva (Crimm) Bohannon. He grew up mostly in Springfield, Illinois and joined the United States in Navy in 1943.

Bob proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII joining on April 19, 1943. He earned the rank of Seaman First Class and was a gunner in the armed guard on several ships in the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Bob's ship was hit by a Japanese kamikaze pilot in the Pacific and he was taken to a field hospital in the Philippines. Bob was discharged on January 24, 1946.

On February 19, 1945 in Springfield, Illinois Robert was united in marriage to Bessie Viola Pantier. They have shared over sixty-seven years of marriage. To this union they shared three children, Geri, Kenneth and the late Robert Jr.

Bob was electrician by trade and worked for Gates Rubber Company for over eighteen years where he retired. Bob was always working on something and it was usually a car. He liked to work on cars and if there was anything that needed to be fixed, he was always there to fix it. If Bob could ever get away from the everyday grind, he could be found fishing and camping. Bob was a very devout Christian man and was very proud of his faith. He was a patriot to his country and a valued and respected member of his community. He will remain in the hearts and thoughts of his family and friends foreverů

Bob was a member of the Liberty Plains Baptist Church and the Mountain View Baptist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 77 in Simla, Colorado.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of the home, Bessie V. Bohannon; one daughter, Geri Bartling and her husband Gary; one son Kenneth Bohannon; five grandchildren, Robert K. Bohannon and his wife Jenny, Brian Bohannon and his wife Lucy, Gary Bartling Jr. and his wife Debra; Amanda Bartling and Dan Bartling and his wife Samantha; nine great grandchildren; and his special friend, Jeremy Burch whom he deeply loved and was referred to as "Grandpa".

Mr. Bohannon was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert Bohannon Jr.; one brother Charles Jr.; and two sisters, Verna Runyon and Mary Jacobs.
Family links: 
  Charles William Bohannon (1896 - 1977)
  Eva Katherine Crim Bohannon (1905 - 1931)
  Robert J Bohannon (1950 - 1961)*
  Charles William Franklin Bohannon (1923 - 2007)*
  Mary Irene Bohannon Jacobs (1925 - 1954)*
  Robert J. Bohannon (1926 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Simla Cemetery
Elbert County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
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Robert J. Bob Bohannon, Sr
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Robert J. Bob Bohannon, Sr
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Robert J. Bob Bohannon, Sr
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 Added: Nov. 28, 2012

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