Bob Fleenor – Obituary

By  | April 20, 2019 | Filed under: Hampton Cove Funeral Home, Obituaries

Bob Fleenor, Age 88 of Huntsville, AL, a practicing Christian, “graduated to glory” on the 17th day of April. He was born in Marion , Virginia, the older of two children of Edward Grady and Leola Elizabeth Fleenor. After graduating from Science Hill High School, Johnson City, TN in 1949 he served honorably for four years in the USAF during the Korean War as a Russian translator. Following military service he was employed for 42 years in various levels of aerospace engineering and management with Rockwell International. Bob earned three University degrees at night during his working career and a number of awards and honors.
His Los Angeles’ located company transferred him and his first family to Huntsville where he worked for 33 years as a contractor while interfacing with Marshall Space Flight Center personnel before retiring in 1997. He successfully participated in numerous programs including world-renowned Saturn/Apollo and Space Shuttle successes.
Bob implores each of his Huntsville survivors and friends to join him in heaven including: his wife of 43 years, Caroline Moore Fleenor, their daughter, Lauren Brooks, husband Greg Brooks and their children Caden, Abigail, and Colton. Also invited are grown children from an earlier 21 year marriage with deceased wife Naomi Ruth Fleenor: Dr. Michael Fleenor and wife Betsy of Asheville NC; Deanna Fleenor and partner Bill Kunz from Roswell GA; Joanna Bowman and husband, Steve (deceased), and their grown children Julia, Laura, Chris, and Rachel and great grand-daughter Ella Walker from Knoxville TN; and sister Zella Dixon and her grown daughter, Patti Dixon of Chattanooga TN.
A celebration memorial service will be held the 22nd day of April at Whitesburg Baptist South Campus Chapel at 2:00 pm, Bob’s spiritual home for 55 years. Visitation for family and friends will precede the service at 1:00 pm. Hampton Cove Funeral Home is assisting his survivors.

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