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Robert Louis Almon, Sr.

Born: Mon., Nov. 3, 1924
Died: Thu., Mar. 7, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 15, 2019
Location: Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Mar. 16, 2019
Location: Mt. Newly Baptist Church

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Mr. Robert Louis Almon, Sr., was born to the late Rader and Annie Almon in Waco, GA on November 3, 1924, the third of eight children. The family moved to Tallapoosa, GA in 1928. He joined the Mt. Newly Baptist Church at the age of 8.  

He served two plus years in the United States Quarterly Master Trucking of the United States Army in England, France and Germany during World War II.

He graduated from the Tallapoosa Colored High School later known as Carver High School in 1946. He entered Morehouse College, Albany State College and graduated from Morris Brown College in 1954. He also received an MS from Atlanta University in 1969 and Master of Education Degree in Mathematics from the University of Georgia in 1970. He served as Head of the Department of Mathematics; Head Coach of Track, Basketball and Baseball in the Haralson County School System, the Cedar Hill High School of Cedartown, GA and the Eutaw High of Eutaw, AL. He retired from the Haralson County School system in 1978.

He was happily married to the late Ada Almeda Dunson Almon in 1946. She preceded him in death in 1980. Robert re-met and married his childhood high school sweetheart, Gladys Watkins in 1982. She preceded him in death in 2000.

Later he married Grace Bryant-Almon and moved with her to Thomasville, GA.

On March 7, 2019 after a blessed, full, moving life of 94 years, he gained his wings peacefully and now lives with his Lord and Savior. He leaves precious memories of his life and legacy to his loving wife, Grace Bryant-Almon; his two sisters; two brothers in law; ten daughters, Althea (Willie) Clarke, Denise (Pastor Freddie) Parham, Min. Sheryl Rolling, Debra (James)Moreen, Min. Vickey (Jay) Wansley, Pam Smith, Tina (Terrance) Pruitt, Laura Watkins, Patricia (Gary) Mitchell, Barbara Watkins; three sons, Robert (Sharon) Almon, Jr., Ken Almon, James Watkins; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends all over the world.

Visitation will be held, Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM from Mt. Newly Baptist Church in Tallapoosa, GA. Final Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM from Mt. Newly. Interment will follow in Mt. Newly Cemetery. Repast will then be held at Antioch Baptist Church in Bremen, GA.

Visitation and Wake were held, March 11th, at Hatcher-People Funeral Home in Thomasville, GA. Local arrangements are with Willie Watkins Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ga.

Obituary respectfully submitted by Miller Funeral Home, Tallapoosa, GA.
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Randy lorrens
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Mr almon a great man was my teacher in school .Really sorry to hear the bad news ..Prayers go out to the family ..I know he will be missed ...

Evette Cook
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Mr. Almon was most everybody's teacher, one way or another... Condolences to His Families …. With Much Love The Cook Family

Darrell Almon
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Darrell Almon.

In loving memory of our Uncle Robert. You were an example for all of us who carry the Almon name. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Love, The Jesse & Helen Almon family

Muriel Jackson
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
To my family, I share your grief "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted." I have so many fond memories along with many others whose lives (Uncle) Mr. Almon touched. What a soldier he was in GOD's Army.
He shall never be forgotten. I Love You All!!!.....Your Cousin, Muriel (Detroit)

Nina Edwards
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
Dear Denise, Freddie, & family
I am sorry to learn of your loss. You are in my prayers.

Patricia Mitchell
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
To the Family: Our deepest sympathies to you in the loss of your father. He was truly a blessing to our mom. He also was a great grandfather to our children. May God continue to deliver you through these times of sorrow.

Garry and Pat
New Orleans, LA

Anita (Cauthen) Cole
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Denise and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a good man and I know he has blessed your lives with his love and wisdom. May our dear Lord comfort you all during this time in your lives is my prayer today. With much love 🙏

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