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Robert L. Bertram

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Robert L. Bertram Obituary

Bertram, Robert L.,

76, of Jamestown, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Russell County Hospital after a short illness.

Services will be Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Jamestown First Baptist Church, Jamestown, at 11:00 AM CDT. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT at First Baptist Church, 165 West Cumberland Avenue, Jamestown, KY. Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bob was born in Jamestown on August 27, 1940. He graduated from Russell County High School in 1958. He attended Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY and Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. He received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Bob was a member of both the Alabama and Kentucky Bar Associations. He practiced law in Jamestown until his passing.

Bob served as Russell Springs City Attorney from 1976 to 2005, and Commonwealth's Attorney for the 40th Judicial District from 1992 to 2000. Bob was a Special Justice to the Supreme Court in 1990. Bob loved being an attorney in his hometown. May his legacy live on in another small town lawyer, helping others in need.

Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was married to Glenna Bernard on September 7, 1962 and they were married 54 years. Bob is survived by four children, daughter Ann Bertram Scott and her husband Jack, son Robert L. Bertram, Jr. and his wife Jill, daughter Rebecca Bertram, and son William G. Bertram and his wife Nicole and by 14 grandchildren, Sarah, Parker, Samuel, Judd and Stuart Scott, J.R. and his wife Beth, Benjamin and Henry Bertram, Lauren and Jenna White and, Elizabeth, Tinsley, Franklin and William Bertram.

Bob also leaves behind his partners and staff at Bertram and Wilson, M. Gail Wilson, Derrick G. Helm, Regina McFarland, Denise Bomar and Lora Collins.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, William and Sarah Ann Bertram and his sister, Suzanne.

Contributions are requested in lieu of flowers and gifts to Jamestown First Baptist Church, 165 West Cumberland Avenue, Jamestown, KY, 42629 and Russell County Hospital Foundation, PO Box 1610, Russell Springs, KY 42642.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 10, 2017
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