BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Robert DeBoard, 74, died Friday (March 30, 2001) at Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap.
He was born in Lee County, Va., the son of the late Samuel and Ollie (Coomer) DeBoard. He spent most of his life in Big Stone Gap, Va. He was a retired painter with Brummitt Decorating & Quesenberry Contractors in Big Stone Gap for many years. He was also a great deer hunter. He donated funds to help build Lonesome Pine Hospital. He was of the Holiness faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma Cooper DeBoard.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby “Duke” DeBoard and wife, Teresa and Rickie Lynn DeBoard and wife, Miranda, all of Big Stone Gap, Va.; one daughter, Patricia K. Sturgill, Big Stone Gap, Va.; nine grandchildren, Bobby, Donna, Donnie, Scottie, Ricky Lynn Jr., Curtis Robert, Janet Lynn, Lisa Ann and Donella; five great-grandchildren, Alexis Kay, Brandon Lee, Spencer Allen, Melodee and Mason; three brothers, James DeBoard, Salem, Ind., Frank DeBoard, Big Stone Gap, Va., and Paul Ray “Pooge” DeBoard, Bentonville, Ark.; three sisters, Bessie Maxfield, Oklahoma, Reine Ball, Bristol, Tenn., and Charlene Caldwell, Salem, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Madeline King, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Holding Funeral Home, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Duke Barker and Brother J.J. Vaughan officiating.
Burial will follow in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.