Robert Allen Markham

Born: Mon., Oct. 13, 1924
Died: Mon., Mar. 4, 2019


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: First Baptist Church of Carlisle

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: First Baptist Church of Carlisle

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Robert Allen Markham, 94, husband of the late Christine Woolbright Markham, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at his home.

Born October 13, 1924 in Union County, Kentucky, the youngest of the five children of the late John Thomas & Effie McClellan Markham, he was a 1942 graduate of Union County High School. In 1943 he was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort William Henry Harrison in Indiana, received his training at Camp Bowie in Texas with the 772nd Artillery Battalion and then went overseas, serving in Wales, England, France, Germany and Austria. He was discharged from service at Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1946. Upon his discharge he entered the University of Kentucky graduating in 1951 from the College of Engineering with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he accepted a position with the U.S. Geological Survey in water resources. In 1952 he began a more than 40 year career with the Hinkle Contracting Corporation in Paris, Kentucky. Bob was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Carlisle where he served as a Deacon and attended the Seniors Sunday School class.

Surviving are a son: George M. (Estella) Markham, of Bellville, Texas; a sister, Eva Shelly, of St. Augustine, Florida; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren, along with several nieces & nephews.

Also preceding him in death were a son: Robert Moss Markham; a daughter, Vivian Carol Osborne; a brother: Kenneth Everett Markham; and 2 sisters: Eleanor Marx and Charline Farley.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Carlisle by Dr. John Owen with burial following at Evergreen Memory Gardens in Paris, Kentucky.

Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. Thursday until the time of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the cancer charity of one’s choice.

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Pam Markham Stokes
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
To all of Uncle Bob's family. I have such wonderful memories of Uncle Bob and Aunt Chris. My deepest sympathies and love to all of you. Pam

Shelley Walters
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Uncle Bob, I will always remember how tall and straight you stood when we welcomed your honor flight! I will miss sending and receiving Christmas cards from you and our short but sweet phone conversations. I am so happy for your going home but will miss your presence here.

kathy markham
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
My prayers to the family. He was a wonderful Father in law and Dad will miss you.
dad you was a wonderful person loving, caring, and you always listen and lead me in the right direction enjoyed our talks and all the love you showed me.
Kathy Markham

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