Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Obituaries

April 8, 2014

Robert Mitchell Borders Jr., of Sarasota, Fla.

SARASOTA, FLA. — Robert Mitchell Borders Jr. was born Feb. 4, 1951, to Marian Wanda and Robert Mitchell Borders Sr.

Known in his childhood home town of Glasgow, as Robbie, RoBo, or possibly some other unmentionable names, those nicknames were immediately stripped from him the very first day of his enlistment into the United States Marine Corp at which time he would become “Bob” forevermore.

Although his life was short lived, it was full of adventure. After two tours of duty in Vietnam, Bob continued to challenge himself via rock climbing and mountaineering in places like the Wind Rivers and Tetons in Wyoming. Then he would settle back down in Glasgow for some years operating the Borders Monument Company. Upon leaving the business he traveled, vacationed and eventually lived for a while in Jamaica where he met and married his “Chrissy”. Oh, and if you were ever on a party barge in Ocho Rios, the “moon” that you might have sighted atop the cliff at the turn-around in Mahogany Bay, well - always the prankster - it was probably Bob!

Searching for the sun, sand and beach, Bob and Chris bought a home in Sarasota, Florida. Here he reunited with and became very active with his Vietnam veterans and other military family and friends, fulfilling a significant role in his life.

Always the husband, Daddy, brother, son, and true friend…once you found a place in his heart, you would know Bob Borders. Bob was a kind, genuine, caring and passionate man - always giving - humble to a fault. He was a man of purpose who wanted to be remembered as having made a contribution during his life here on earth. Not only did he give of himself to his fellow man and those less fortunate, he gave generously to the community in countless ways. His contributions were many but discreet, and that’s exactly how he wanted it.

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  • Artie Marie Puckett, 89, of Munfordville

    The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT, Thursday, July 31, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT, Friday, Aug. 1, at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Bro. Ben Benningfield and Rev. Scott Kerr officiating. Interment will be at Munfordville City Cemetery, Munfordville.

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  • Robert "Norman" Decker, 88, of Park City

    The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Brooks Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at the church at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Bro. Junior Shirley, Bro. Jack Srygler and Bro. Randall Kessinger officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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  • Barbara J. Morris, 82, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

    A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. Please visit the online tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

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  • Christine Duke Driver, 91, Glasgow

    Arrangements are incomplete, but under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

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  • Shelia Nell Copas Grider, 48, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be Thursday, July 31, at 1 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Cemetery in Monroe County.

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  • Nicholas 'Sonny' Johnson, 78, of Morgantown

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  • Barlow Hall Anderson, 86, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will begin after 5 p.m. on Tuesday and after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery in Hestand.

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