Robert Bacon, 89, of Midway, departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Woodland Health and Rehab Center in Midway.
He was born August 23, 1923, to the late Lott and Louise Bacon in Bacontown Road Community.
He was educated at the Dorchester Academy School in Liberty County, and at an early age joined the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He served his country during World War II
, and was later honorably discharged.
In 1949, he moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., and worked as an auto painter with Grant Ford Company until his retirement. He returned to Liberty County in May 2013 to be with family due to his health.
He enjoyed yard work, working on cars, reading and crossword puzzles. But most of all, he loved the company of family and friends.
Affectionately known as "Uncle Buddy," he leaves to mourn a loving daughter, Pauline Norman of Midway; two grandchildren, Michelle Norman of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Margaret Ann (Melvin) Roberts of Hinesville; eight nieces, Bessie (Leroy) George of Midway, Lydia Miller of Manhattan, N.Y., Elnora (Steve) Butler, Estelle (David) Chip, both of Eulonia, Louise Powell of Savannah, Willie Bea Powell of Hartford, Conn., Elizabeth Appiah-kubi and Elaine Witherspoon, both of Bloomfield, Conn.; six nephews, Charles (Bernice) Miller Jr., Joseph (Julia) Miller, both of Midway, David (Theresa) Miller of New Castle, Del., Jeff (Gwendolyn) Powell, Gregory (Maryanne) Powell, both of Bloomfield and Malcolm Powell of Boston; a devoted friend, General Mickens of St Petersburg; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of grand-nieces and grand-nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 9235 E.B. Cooper Highway, Riceboro. The Rev. Curtis Lemon will be the eulogist. The Rev. Otis McIver will be presiding.
The body will rest in serenity at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service for viewing.
Interment with military honors will be in First Zion Church Cemetery in Riceboro.
Dorchester Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.