Formerly of Metropolis, Bob moved to Murray, Ky. in 1994 to be near his family. Known by many as “Boba,” he was a devoted family man. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart, soul, mind and strength. During his lifetime, he served in the U.S. Navy and was a 58-year member of Masons Lodge 91 of Metropolis. Bob was a long time member of Upper Salem Church in Metropolis, as well as Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Murray.
Bob is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Shirley; a daughter, Velda Grace Miller of Murray; three grandsons, Jeremy Faughn and wife Stephanie of Charlotte N.C., Mark Faughn and wife Amy of Kirksey, Ky. and T.J. Miller of Murray; five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Allen, Nathan, Erin and Lacy Faughn; two sisters, Billie Bentson and Willa Jacobs of Metropolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle and Floyd Vivan Grace; one brother, Genell Grace; and two sisters, Mary Lee Owens and Sue Buhrman.
A celebration of his life was held at Poplar Springs Baptist Church on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Imes-Miller Funeral Home in Murray was in charge of arrangements.