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Robert Edward "Bob" AndersonSeptember 13, 1951 ~ September 17, 2017 (age 66)
Robert Edward Anderson
On September 17, 2017 at Mountain Home Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee, Robert Edward Anderson was released from his bravely fought battle with heart disease and is now pain free and at peace. Robert "Bob" was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jewell Anderson of Pennington Gap, Virginia and his two younger brothers, Allen Wayne Anderson and Roger Dale Anderson.
Bob is survived by his wife, Martha Hight Anderson, his sister Sherrie Anderson, his three children, Robert David Anderson, Sarah Rebecca Anderson and Alicia Anderson Jenkins and son in law Jonathan Jenkins . Bob also is survived by a nephew, Steven Anderson, a sister in law Mildred Anderson , two nieces Tamara Anderson and Rachel Bell, and many great-nephews.
Bob was the first of his family to complete high school and to earn a college degree. He proudly gave seven years of service to his country as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division ("Screaming Eagles") and also the National Guard and the Reserves from 1971 - 1977. He received an honorable discharge from all three.
Bob was employed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at the Lee County General Hospital in Lee County, Virginia and then at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee. He gave over 30 years of service. Bob was respected for his intelligence and ability by his coworkers and his supervisors alike. He served as dayshift supervisor for the Cardio Pulmonary Lab and was looked upon with respect.
Bob was gifted with a quick wit and a sharp sense of humor. He always had a smile for everyone.
Bob has very loyal friends and treated them the same way. He was very dedicated to his friendships and to the love of his family, which he always put first. Bob also learned to appreciate the love of companion animals later in his life (thanks to his wife Martha) and held a special affection for his little Yorkie, Pooper, who will miss him so terribly much.
Bob was an expert hunter, and incredible outdoorsman and taught himself the skill of gunmaking and achieved great skill. He traveled quite a bit in his hunting trips and enjoyed his experiences. Bob was well respected as a skilled outdoorsman.
All of Bob's large family and his loyal friends greatly grieve his loss and will miss him and remember him forever. We are grateful for the expertise of his doctors and the care he received in so many of his hospital visits.
We have truly lost a great man. Hurt no more Bob we love you.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, September 21, at the Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM with Bob Richards officiating.
A Military Interment will be held at 1:45 PM Friday, September 22, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tennessee.
To those who want to meet at the funeral home can meet at 11:45 to go to the cemetery or you may meet at the cemetery at
I lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231. Memorials and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.provincefuneralhome.com We are located at 42098 E. Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, VA 24277. Phone 276-546-2456 Province Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family of Robert Edward .Anderson