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“Difficult relationships and distance has kept this news from me until now. I always had a lot of respect for Bob. He was the type of guy that would...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Brent Douglas - Maryville, TN

“I was fortunate to know Bob from the various nuclear industry coatings meetings over the past 20 years. Bob was a good friend to all and always...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin C. Anstee - New Market, MD

“I got to know Mr.Howard at Browns Ferry nuclear plant. He was always friendly and helpful. when it came to the coating work , he was outstanding. I...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sebourn childers - NEW HOPE , AL

“I got to know Bob as a co-worker at TVA. It has been a while since I saw him but remember him as a kind and loving friend. I truly believe he is in...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Golston - Haiyang, China

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all Bob's family and friends. The best memory I have of Bob is his infectious smile and great personality. I will...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Keith Knight - Maryville, TN

“I knew Bob very well from the utility coating meetings that we participated in over the years. We became very good friends and had many enjoyable...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Waggoner - Weddington, NC

“Bob was a good friend and able colleague. We will all miss him. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jon Cavallo - South Berwick, ME

“My friend Bob will be missed by all. His friendly smile and personnel warmth touched many. His stories about the hills of Tenn brought a humorours...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Garth Dolderer SNCS - SME - PBG, FL

“I met Bob through the Nuclear Utilities Coatings Council meetings. He and I became instant friends. I am sure that was the case with most everyone...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: David C. Moncus - Evans, GA

“Bob was always laughing and teasing, but always had time to listen. He was a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Elaine Steele - Chickamauga, GA

“It was my great pleasure to know and work with Bob during our time in Corporate Engineering/Design. He was a great asset to TVA, but much more...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Enis - Powell, TN

“I am so deeply saddened by the news of Bob's death. He will be greatly missed. Both Bob and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: John DeBarba - Wolcott, CT

“I will be praying for the family. I to worked at TVA. God bless you in your loss. Paul Jennings ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Paul A. Jennings - Ringgold, GA

“To Vickie and family, Bob and I were close friends. I will missed him more than you will ever know. The fishing trips, the hunt for arrow heads,...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Robert L. Phillips - Chattanooga, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Daphne and Family ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Daphne Cable - Marietta, GA


Robert Lynn "Bob" Howard, age 65, a 27-year TVA employee in nuclear engineering and former Tennessee National Guardsman, died Thursday, October 25, 2012 after a struggle with kidney cancer. Bob was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church. He was also an avid watercolor painter, fisherman, hunter, photographer, Volunteers fan, and a co-creator of a custom-made fishing lure. Preceded in death by: Parents, Robert C. and Obera Howard. Survivors include: Wife, Vickie Addington Howard; Children, Kari Marsh (Todd), Jason Howard and Jennifer Dabney (Tim); Sister, Patricia Gayle Self; Grandchildren, Talyn and Tinsley Marsh and Lexi and Zane Douglas; Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, Joe and Michelle Addington. Family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Smith West Chapel with funeral service to follow at 4:00 PM with Rev. Charles Murrell officiating. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 29, 2012 at Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithMaryville.com.