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Robert Eugene Headder

May 2, 1941 ~ January 20, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Robert Headder Obituary

Robert “Bob” Eugene Headder, age 81 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023. He was born in Knoxville on May 2, 1941 and is a graduate of Fulton High School, class of 1959. Bob proudly served as a captain for the City of Knoxville Fire Department. He loved going camping but loved spending time with his family most of all.

Bob is preceded in death by parents, Henry & Darothy Headder and brother, Charles Headder.

He is survived by life partner, JoAnn Dean; daughters, Kim (Ty) Amanns and Vandy (Mike) McManus; grandchildren, Kristin (Paul) Elliott and Wesley (Katherine) McManus; great grandchildren, Mason, Major, and Molly Kate Elliott; sister-in-law, Barbara Headder, niece, Charla Stone; and loved like a son, Jonathan (Kristie) Dean.

Family and friends will gather at Lynnhurst Cemetery on Saturday January 28, 2023, for a 1:00pm graveside service. The City of Knoxville Fire Department will provide honors for Bob with firefighter chaplains, Paul Trumpore and Carl Ford officiating the service.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Knoxville Firefighters Family Support Group, Knoxville Firefighters Credit Union, 5207 Shubert Road, Knoxville 37912.

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Graveside Service
January 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Lynnhurst Cemetery
2300 Adair Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918


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