Robert L. Perdue
Robert L. Perdue
  • July 18, 1930 - October 1, 2017
  • Marietta, Georgia

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Robert L "Bob" Perdue, age 87, passed from this life into eternity on October 1, 2017. He was born July 18, 1930 in Compton, CA, and attended various schools in California and Washington in his grammar and high school career. He graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in General Science. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy.

After retiring from the Navy, Bob met and married Cornelia "Connie" Duncan. They had 37 wonderful years together. Bob said "meeting and marrying Connie brought meaning to my life and introduced me to a caring and loving family."

They first settled in Charleston, SC; then decided to be full-time campers. For nine years, they went throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico in their RV. They loved traveling and Bob enjoyed sharing stories of their travels. When they gave up full-time camping, they built a log cabin on a lake near Leesburg, Florida.

After a number of years, they decided to spend their last years closer to family and moved to Marietta.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Josephine Perdue; his wife, Connie Perdue, and one stepson, Herbert H. Duncan. He is survived by two stepdaughters, Kay Van Curen and Peggy Drake, one stepson, Dudley (Jeannie) Duncan; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; his sister, Barbara (Rueben) Hill and nieces and nephews.

He may have been legally a stepfather, but to these children he was their Dad. He was always available whenever there was a need and made sure they all knew he loved them just by his actions. He was a wonderful caregiver to his wife when she developed dementia. He was a very frugal man but he had everything that he needed. He will be missed.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, with service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. Burial will be Friday, October 6, at 10:30 with the family at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA, with military honors.

Arrangements under the direction of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, GA.