The Newnan Times-Herald


Robert (Bob) Thomas Stephens

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 03, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Robert (Bob) Thomas Stephens

Courtesy of McKoon Funeral Home

Robert (Bob) Thomas Stephens

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert (Bob) Thomas Stephens announces his passing on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the age of 74 years old.

Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy, and his son Robert and daughter-in-law Melani of Cumming, Ga. Bob will also be fondly remembered by his four grandchildren; Ashley, Victoria, Madison and Joshua; his brothers, Jimmy (Trish) Stephens of Oceanside, Calif., and Michael (Elizabeth) Stephens of Atlanta, Ga. Bob was preceded in death by his sisters Marie and Diane.

Bob grew up in Atlanta and attended Immaculate Conception and St. Pius X before graduating from Fulton High School. After graduation, Bob joined the Navy and served four years aboard the USS Enterprise. During this time he met and married the love of his life, Dorothy. After returning home from service, Bob became a Georgia State Trooper and ultimately retired as Sergeant First Class and Post Commander in LaGrange, Ga. After retiring, Bob enjoyed golf, civil war history, his grandkids and trips to the gulf coast.

A memorial in memory of Bob will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St, Newnan GA 30263 with Pastor Greg Morris officiating the service. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Bob's name to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or at .

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580.