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Remembering the Life of

October 22, 1932 - October 14, 2023

Robert Melvin Honea

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Burial Location:

Kirkland Cemetery

Taft, TN 38488

Robert Melvin Honea, age 90, of Taft, TN went to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 14, 2023. He was born October 22, 1932, to Richard and Liza Honea. Mr. Honea was the owner of Melvin’s Truck Center in Taft and attended Kirkland Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Eula and his siblings, Grady Honea, Winnie Simms, Irene Hopkins, Annie Pearl Payne, Coy West, and Jimmy Honea.

Mr. Honea is survived by his daughter: Cindy (Dan) Sparkman of Guntersville, AL; son: Walter (Sindi) Honea of Taft, TN; grandchildren: Lindsey (Amaechi) Arinze, Garret (Lauren) Honea and Jared Honea; step-grandchildren: Jeremy Sparkman and Brian (Amber) Sparkman; eleven great grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Lilly.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at Kirkland Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. with Bro. Jeremy Hudgins and Bro. Billy Langford presiding. Honorary Pallbearers are James Vaughn, Jimmy Sartain, Steve Bates, Dennis Warren, and Ennis Hyman. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Kirkland Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Kirkland Cemetery.

Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Melvin Honea.

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