Robert (Bob) Wesley Falconbury – Obituary

By  | November 14, 2017 | Filed under: Obituaries, Spry Funeral Home

Robert (Bob) Wesley Falconbury, age 76, died November 10, 2017, after a long illness.  Bob was born in Kings Mountain, KY on May 25, 1941.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond and Mabel Falconbury; his brother, William (Bill) Falconbury, and his daughter, Laura Black.

He is survived by his sisters, Janet (and Roger) Canady and Joyce (and Doug) Eagan.  His step-daughters: Brenda Smith, Sandy Evans, Jan Motes, and Gail Evans.  Numerous loved grandchildren, including: Wesley Corbitt, Rusty Smith, Angela Griffin, Brandi Corbitt, Nathan Haswell, David Motes, Daniel Motes, Russell Graves, Crista Evans, and Matthew Webster.  Very special great- and great-great grandchildren include: Brittney and  Rayleigh Lamreau.  His nieces and nephews, including: Eddie Falconbury, Rhonda Gaskin, Tina Billions, Jadenna Hart, Shawn Falconbury, and Nikki Mertz.  Also, Kara (like a daughter), Darrell, and Bailey Kellum and additionally Pat Patterson, Megan Mitchell, and Gabrielle Caraballo.  Several cousins in Tennessee who were also close.

Bob wanted to express his most sincere appreciation and love for those family members and friends who spent so much time and effort over the last few months helping him in every way they could.  These include the greatest grandson a man could have:  Wes has lived with Bob for more than a year and during that time Wes installed many handicap aids and accomplished so many tasks (household and personal) that Bob asked of him.  Wes made Bob feel safe, as Wes is also a hard-working AL State Trooper.  Joyce helped Bob with all aspects of his life.  Friends Susie White and Lindsey Gibbons and family members Nikki, Gail, Brittney, and Crista visited and helped him every chance they could — he was so grateful and loved them all so much.

Bob’s career was mostly associated with the aerospace industry.  He worked for RCA, Wyle Laboratories, and Thiokol.  He worked on rocket engines and was one of many support personnel for the first Apollo launch.  He also taught Basic Electricity and Basic Electronics at Drake Technical School to many night students.

His interest included KY and AL football, following politics with very fervent opinions, and mainly having family and friends visit with him.  Whenever something needed repair, Bob was well known for jury-rigging any fix.  If duct tape or RTV was a possible mend, Bob got the job done.

Bob requested cremation and no memorial service.  All memorial donations should be made to your favorite charity, to HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, or The Ark (where his cat, LaLa, had lived)

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