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“Robert Herrell was a kind and loving Godly man and a friend to all. He served his country with dignity and honor and most of all.. next to His God.....Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Clyde Plemmons

“Just heard about Robert's death . I send each of you my love and Prayers all of you mean so much to me . Shirley M Wright Heck ”
2 of 36 | Posted by: shirley wright - clinton, TN

“Bonnie, Please accept my condolences. I'm so very sorry .... ”
3 of 36 | Posted by: Jane Justice - Harriman, TN

“We're so sorry to learn of Robert's passing. May you and your entire family find comfort in the fact that his future was secured by Jesus Christ. ...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Pat and Bill Doan - Knoxville, TN

“I am so sorry I missed the services, just found out today.....I loved working with Bob at Rohm and Haas lab. He was an inspiration to me everyday. ”
5 of 36 | Posted by: Missy Bridges - Lake City, TN

“To the Herrell family. Our prayers go with you. Robert was by far one of our favorite people, he brought a smile to my face just being around him. I...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Jerry and Kathy Peyton - OH

“Bonnie I am so sorry for your loss. I know your family and friends and dogs will be your comfort in the days to comeDottie Sherer ”
7 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Bonnie and Family,We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With all our love, ”
8 of 36 | Posted by: Anna Marie and Sarah Doak - TN

“To a Special friend who we love very much. May God's blessings comfort you & your family at this time. ”
9 of 36 | Posted by: Dwight, Jimetta Moore - Heiskell, TN

“Bonnie, praying for you and all your family. May God comfort you with his previous love . ”
10 of 36 | Posted by: Kendall Moore Boles - Powell, TN

“I am sorry for your loss Bonnie you and your family are in our prayers. ”
11 of 36 | Posted by: Tiffany Williams - powell, TN

“So incredibly sorry for your loss. I'm praying for you and your family. ”
12 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy Frank - Knoxville, TN

“I am sorry to hear about Robert. He was a good friend and a nice guy. He will be missed. ”
13 of 36 | Posted by: John Moore - Clinton, TN - Friend

“BonnieSorry for your loss, we know you will miss him. The Herrell's have a special connection with the family.May God strengthen you during your loss. ”
14 of 36 | Posted by: Hershell and Beverly Gault Disney - TN

“We were very sad to hear about Rick's father. I am sure he was a wonderful Dad. Let us know if there is anything we can do for your family during...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Phillip Keller - Knoxville, TN

“Sorry for your loss. Bonnie you are in our Prayers. ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Donna Williams - powell, TN

“God Bless You and your family through this difficult time, prayers ”
17 of 36 | Posted by: Mike and Nancy Winters - TN

“So sorry to hear about Robert and such a shock as death always seems to be.. love to all of you and hugs from us both.. Fred and Diana ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: Fred/Diana Haney - FL - cousin

“Bonnie and family - Praying for you that God will comfort and guide you in the days ahead. We will always remember Robert and you being so good to us...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Alisia Freels - Wartburg, TN

“Catherine, please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...Kristin Wilkerson-McDermott ”
20 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“May God give you peace and comfort during this time. Remember all the great memories and have the reassurance that you will see him again in his...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: John & Sandy Stair - Clinton, TN

“Rick and Michelle, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your father. Reading about him, it sounds like he truly lived a rich full life, and was a...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Larry Wilder - Knoxville, TN

“Bob was good Christian man work with I remember from days mold filling one thing we know this is a short goodbye but we will meet again .may God be...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: William Childress - Rutledge, TN

“Dearest Bonnie and Catherine & Family, with deepest condolences to you and all the family of Robert's passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Julie Haase - knoxville, TN

“I treasure your friendship and am truly sorry for your lose. Frances ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: frances hart - friend

“Thinking of your family at this time. May you feel God's comfort and the love of friends in the days to come. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Barbara Fraker Ledford - TN

“Robert will be long remembered for his infectious smile and the mischievous glint in his eyes. He had such a kind and giving heart. May you find...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Marg Ellis - Powell, TN

“Sorry for your loss. With sympathy, Mike and Becky Kirby ”
28 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Bonnie, So very sorry to hear about your husband . May God comfort you and your family during the days to come. ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Martha Stokely - Oak Ridge, TN

“Robert enrich my life with his confident grace and strong stature. He was caring and easy to talk to.On many occasions he told me how he and his...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Dave Brown - Canton, GA

“Rick and Michelle, Our prayers for you continue. ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Brian and Donna Woods - Knoxville, TN

“Una and I send our condolences to Bonnie, Katherine, and all of you. He was a good hiker and a great guy. He will be sadly missed. Don ”
32 of 36 | Posted by: Don Coffman - Kingston, TN

“An honor to call this Handsome, Kind man my cousin. My Love to all of the family, but especially to you Bonnie. ”
33 of 36 | Posted by: Connie Gault Fraker - Claxton, TN

“So sorry. He was such a kind and nice man. Prayers to all the family. ”
34 of 36 | Posted by: Darla Williams

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful man. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Donna Gardner - Catawba, VA

“We are so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you during this very difficult time ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Donald Peavyhouse - Jamestown, TN


Robert Wayne Herrell, age 72, of the Claxton Community, passed away at home, on the farm that he loved so much, surrounded by his family on September 18, 2015. He graduated from Clinton High School where he played football for the Clinton Dragons. He served four years in the U.S. Marines and worked for Rohm and Haas for 39 years before his retirement. Robert enjoyed working on his farm, landscaping and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. He loved hiking with the Thursday Hikers and by hiking every trail in the mountains, many times over, he became a member of the elite 900 Miler Club three times. He was a member of Faith Promise Church in Knoxville. Robert enjoyed his many years of serving the Lord as a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church, Heiskell, TN.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Margaret Herrell.
Survived By:
Loving wife of almost 51 years: Bonnie Herrell
Sons: Rob and wife Penny Herrell
Rick and wife Michelle Herrell
Daughter: Catherine and husband Justin Ellis
Grandchildren: Abby, Alaina, Trey, Ty, Trent Herrell and Jaxson Ellis
Brothers: David and wife Glenda Herrell
Jimmy and wife Shirley Herrell
Paul and wife Pucci Herrell
Sisters: Jane and husband George Whaley
Mary Ruth and husband Steve Anderson
Judy and husband Dale McDonald
Mother in-law: Lorene Fugate
Brothers in-law: Paul and David Fugate
Sisters in-law: Brenda Dyer, Martha McCarter, Donna Sewell, Deanna and husband Neal Blackburn
Host of cousins, nieces and nephews
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Brandon Cottrell and the staff of TN Urology Associates for their care, love and concern for Robert and the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Claxton Volunteer Fire Department, 2194 Clinton Highway, Powell, TN 37849, in memory of Robert Herrell and honor of Rick Herrell.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 22nd from 5-8PM at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will follow with Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. Graveside service with full military honors will be Wednesday, September 23rd at 10:00 AM at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Trey, Ty, Trent Herrell, Rick Buhl, Dale Mounger and Charlie Dawson. Honorary Pallbearers: Abby and Alaina Herrell, Bill Little and Cliff Nunley. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

Funeral Home
Holley-Gamble Funeral Homes
621 S Charles Seivers Blvd. Clinton, TN 37716
Tel. (865) 457-2323

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