Robert “Bob” Salmons, 83 of Turkey Creek, Ky. passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Skilled Nursing Facility of the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital.
He was born November 6, 1929 at Crum, WV the son of the late Sherman and Virginia Varney Salmons. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert James “Bobby” Salmons; brothers, Homer, Hubert Ray, Roy and Albert Salmons; sisters, Elva McGlone, Louise Sturgell and Dorothy Harris and a half brother, James Salmons.
Bob was a retired coal miner with C. & R. Coal Company, a member of the Turkey Creek Freewill Baptist Church and a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War and a purple heart recipient.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Crum Salmons of Turkey Creek; daughter, Dorothy “Marie” (Phillip) Brumfield of Lavalette, WV; sons, Mitchell Bryant (Lisa) Salmons and Micheal Bryan (Shellia) Salmons all of Turkey Creek, KY; grandchildren, Robert “Ethan” Salmons, Jacob “Evan” Salmons and Enoch “Elijah” Salmons and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 AM Monday, August 5, 2013 at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Eddie May, Jimmy Stanley, Danny Swafford and Mikey Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. with Phillip Brumfield, Ethan Salmons, David Salmons, Tim Salmons, Teddy Robinette and Sherman Sturgell serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 - 9 PM Saturday and Sunday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home with special services both nights at 7 PM. Belfry Chapter #141 DAV will conduct military graveside services. R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.