Robert Herrell

  • Born: October 17, 1942
  • Died: September 18, 2015
  • Location: Powell, Tennessee

Holley-Gamble Funeral Homes

621 S Charles Seivers Blvd.
Clinton, TN 37716

Tel. (865) 457-2323

Tribute & Message From The Family

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


Condolence & Memory Journal

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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.. he loved His family!!
I know He will be sorely missed but there will come a day when we shall all join him with our Lord and Savior in Heaven!! Our Prayers and our love to the family of Robert Herrell!! Rest in Peace my friend!!

Posted by Clyde Plemmons - Brother in Christ   September 29, 2015

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

Posted by shirley wright - clinton, TN - friend   September 27, 2015

Bonnie,
Please accept my condolences.
I'm so very sorry ....

Posted by Jane Justice - Harriman, TN   September 24, 2015

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. He lived a full and meaningful life as was testified to by the numbers of people who came to pay their respects to him and to offer words of comfort to your family. May God bless and keep you during these difficult times.

Posted by Pat and Bill Doan - Knoxville, TN   September 24, 2015

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.

Posted by Missy Bridges - Lake City, TN - Co-Worker   September 24, 2015

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 only wish the many miles hadn't sepperated us. But I know that one day we'll all be together at last. WE LOVE YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!! Jerry and Kathy

Posted by Jerry and Kathy Peyton - Mansfield, OH - Uncle   September 24, 2015

Bonnie I am so sorry for your loss. I know your family and friends and dogs will be your comfort in the days to come

Dottie Sherer

Posted by A friend   September 23, 2015

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,

Posted by Anna Marie and Sarah Doak - Knoxville, TN   September 22, 2015

To a Special friend who we love very much. May God's blessings comfort you & your family at this time.

Posted by Dwight, Jimetta Moore - Heiskell, TN   September 22, 2015

Bonnie, praying for you and all your family. May God comfort you with his previous love .

Posted by Kendall Moore Boles - Powell, TN   September 22, 2015

I am sorry for your loss Bonnie you and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Tiffany Williams - powell, TN   September 22, 2015

So incredibly sorry for your loss. I'm praying for you and your family.

Posted by Kathy Frank - Knoxville, TN   September 22, 2015

I am sorry to hear about Robert. He was a good friend and a nice guy. He will be missed.

Posted by John Moore - Clinton, TN - Friend   September 22, 2015

Bonnie
Sorry 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.

Posted by Hershell and Beverly Gault Disney - Powell, TN - Friend   September 21, 2015

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 this time of grief.
The Keller Family: Darlene, Phil, Daniel, and Nathan

Posted by Phillip Keller - Knoxville, TN - Friends   September 21, 2015

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Sorry for your loss. Bonnie you are in our Prayers.

Posted by Donna Williams - powell, TN   September 21, 2015

God Bless You and your family through this difficult time, prayers

Posted by Mike and Nancy Winters - Knoxville,, TN - Salem Baptist Church family   September 21, 2015

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

Posted by Fred/Diana Haney - Panama City Bch, FL - cousin   September 21, 2015

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 while we lived in Clinton. Thanks for all of your kindness.

Posted by Alisia Freels - Wartburg, TN   September 21, 2015

Catherine, please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...

Kristin Wilkerson-McDermott

Posted by A friend   September 21, 2015

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 Heavenly Home. God Bless.

Posted by John & Sandy Stair - Clinton, TN   September 21, 2015

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 giving servant of God. What a great example we can all live by.

Cameron and I will keep you all in our prayers .

Posted by Larry Wilder - Knoxville, TN   September 21, 2015

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 with you. Bill Childress

Posted by William Childress - Rutledge, TN   September 21, 2015

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 all.

love,
julie

Posted by Julie Haase - knoxville, TN - friend   September 21, 2015

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I treasure your friendship and am truly sorry for your lose. Frances

Posted by frances hart - friend   September 20, 2015

Thinking of your family at this time. May you feel God's comfort and the love of friends in the days to come.

Posted by Barbara Fraker Ledford - Oak Ridge, TN   September 20, 2015

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 comfort in the love and concern as your friends and family offer solace.

Posted by Marg Ellis - Powell, TN   September 20, 2015

Sorry for your loss. With sympathy, Mike and Becky Kirby

Posted by A friend   September 20, 2015

Bonnie, So very sorry to hear about your husband . May God comfort you and your family during the days to come.

Posted by Martha Stokely - Oak Ridge, TN - friend   September 20, 2015

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 wife,Bonnie, met and finally became a married couple which always left me with the impression that his love for her was as solid as the day is long.

He was very supportive of me when I went through a series of health problems a few years ago.

Everyone who knew this wonderful man will feel a loss but will have been blessed to have had Robert touch their life.

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Time has a way of healing the death of a loved one. The focus, in the present, should not be to mourn Robert's death but to rather to celebrate his exceptional life and to evoke the fond memories and feelings in our hearts and minds.

Dave Brown (A Friend and A Former Fellow Thursday Hiker)

Posted by Dave Brown - Canton, GA - Former Fellow Hiker   September 20, 2015

Rick and Michelle, Our prayers for you continue.

Posted by Brian and Donna Woods - Knoxville, TN   September 20, 2015

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

Posted by Don Coffman - Kingston, TN - hiker   September 20, 2015

An honor to call this Handsome, Kind man my cousin. My Love to all of the family, but especially to you Bonnie.

Posted by Connie Gault Fraker - Claxton, TN - Cousin   September 19, 2015

So sorry. He was such a kind and nice man. Prayers to all the family.

Posted by Darla Williams    September 19, 2015

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful man.

Posted by Donna Gardner - Catawba, VA - Friend   September 19, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you during this very difficult time

Posted by Donald Peavyhouse - Jamestown, TN   September 19, 2015