- July 27, 1943 - January 29, 2017
- Mcdonough, Georgia
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Mr. Robert Lee Bethea, Jr., age 73 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 29, 2017. He was born in Mobile, Alabama to the late Robert Lee Bethea, Sr. and Lucille Agee Bethea. Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Ann Wiggins Bethea and by siblings, Melarnea Lynch, Lillie Mae Bethea and Albert Bethea.
Robert graduated from Blount High School of Pritchett, Alabama, Class of 1963. He was a parishioner of the Catholic Church. Robert retired after 25 years with the Long Island Lighting Company as a Utility Foreman and was a Shop Steward and Union Representative for IBEW 1049. He was a dedicated family man whom enjoyed fishing, sports, especially football and listening to the Blue’s.
Survivors include his children, Sonya Michelle Bethea-Oliphant (Darien) of McDonough, GA, Leshona Tetrina Boone (Darryl) of Westbury, NY, Robert Lee Bethea, III (April) of Lawrenceville, GA, Jeffrey Bethea (Rhonda) of Glencove, NY; 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; siblings, Wilhelmina K. Funderburke of Roosevelt, NY, Lady Esther Colter-Bigby (Raymond) of Jonesboro, GA, Eddie Lee Bethea of Mobile, AL; and a host of sister-in-laws , nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with a Repast following the service. Bishop Anthony Wiggins will officiate. A private entombment will be held at Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain . Friends may visit the family at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com.