Robert Bozeman

Robert L. Bozeman

Robert L. Bozeman "Bob", 78, of Cherokee, passed away peacefully at his home on March 12, 2014. Visitation will be today at Morrison Funeral Home, Cherokee, 2-4 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Scott Livingston and Brother Steve Slaton officiating. Burial will be in Cherokee Memorial Park.

Bob was a very loving and devoted husband and father and was loved and respected by all. He was a native of Colbert County and a lifetime resident of Cherokee. He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of Cherokee. With over 22 years in the military, he retired as master sergeant. Bob was very loyal and patriotic to his country and his love and respect for the military lasted his lifetime. He was a member of Electricians Local 558. He worked as an electrician on the metal side and retired as an instrument mechanic from Reynolds Alloys.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Hall Bozeman; parents, Hollin and Stella Haygood Bozeman; brother, Baxter Bozeman; sisters, Wynona Malone and Nancy Singleton; and grandson, Blake Bozeman.

Robert is survived by his wife, Diane Grasham Bozeman, of Cherokee; sons, Steven Bozeman, of Tuscumbia, Bradley Bozeman (Dealona), of Cherokee, and Brian Bozeman, of Cherokee; daughters, Angie Woodis, of Tuscumbia, Lori Mitchell (Mark), of Decatur, and Leigh Donaldson (Michael Wayne), of Tuscumbia; stepdaughters, Kelli Chrisman and Kristi Phillips (Rusty), both of Muscle Shoals; brother-in-law, Mike Grasham, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister, Alexa Bozeman Wallace (Malcolm), of Athens, Ala.; grandchildren, Zach and Carly Woodis, Sydney Southern, Marley, Anna Leigh, and Jake Mitchell, Harley Hill, Abbey and Kayley Donaldson, Garrett, Riley, and Bodie Bozeman, and Tanner Bozeman; great-grandchildren, Olivia Boston, Audrey Southern, Gunner and Case Woodis, and Ava Wilbanks; stepgrandchildren, Lauren Risner, Chase Kent, and Hayden Chrisman.

Pallbearers will be Steve Bozeman, Brad Bozeman, Brian Bozeman, Mark Mitchell, Zach Woodis, and Michael Wayne Donaldson. Bryce Wallace, Charlie Waugh, Jim Winn, Ralph Voce, Henry Killen, and Fred Allen will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Igor Puzanov and trial nurse Valerie Lineberry and the staff at Ingrim Cancer Center at Vanderbilt Hospital. Also, a special thanks to Cindy and Tangy and all of the staff at Gentiva Hospice. And a heartfelt thank you to Nancy and Grace for all of their loving kindness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for kidney cancer research, 691 Preston Building Nashville, TN 37232-6838, or Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org.

An online guest book is available at morrisonfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Home

Morrison Funeral Home - Cherokee
10865 Highway 72 West  Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-4033

Published in Florence Times Daily from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2014