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Robert Thompson Tavenner

Richmond, Virginia

Oct 23, 1924 - Dec 8, 2012

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Gaines, Susan, and Bill: I am so sorry for your loss. Frances Lee and Bobby were always special; I have fond memories of visiting your family each summer when I was growing up. I have to smile when I think of Frances Lee leading the macarana dance at Bobby's wedding. Your parents were wonderful, and we will all miss them. We will keep you in our prayers.

Martha Muire Wright

I saw about your Mom and today saw about your Dad. I'm so sorry. I knew Frances thru Mildred Ragland who was a close friend of my dad, George Valentine. What a great lady. My deepest sympathy for the loss of both your parents. I saw them at the store 4-5 months ago, Bob was so sweet with Frances. God's peace to you all.

Gaines, Susan, Bill and Tavenner family,
We salute your veteran and cherish the memories! With heartfelt sympathy.
The Paisley family

Gaines, so sorry to hear about your parents. I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Lohr, Richmond, Va.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Gaines, I cannot imagine the sorrow you have experienced. Please keep the memories of good times in your heart.

I was so sorry to see Mr. Tavenner's name in the obituaries today. I was just out of high school when I began working at Life of Virginia. I didn't know Bob well but would see him occasionally as he went in and out of our department. I only worked at Life of Va. for 5 years(1972-1977) but, as evidenced by my immediate recognition, he left a positive impression - always a gentleman, always polite, and always spoke even just in passing. I'm so sorry for your loss but know that you will have...

Bob was a class guy, who will be missed. I knew Bob at Life of Virginia years ago, and learned a lot from him. My condolences to his family.

Bill & Barb, Prayers go out to your family. We're thinking about the boys and you tonight.


Robert's Obituaries

Robert Thompson Tavenner, 88, of Richmond, VA. passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012. He was born on October 23, 1924 in Clifton Forge, VA.Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Frances Lee Tavenner, he is survived by his sister Martha T. Sutherland, his children R. Gaines...

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