Litchford, Robert Edward

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Robert Edward Litchford, 84, of Newport, Va., departed this life in the quietness of his own home on Monday morning, November 24, 2008. Born in Giles County on July 3, 1924, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ida Meredith Litchford.

He was a veteran of the United States Army in World War II, and was retired from Virginia Lime Company and VPI.

Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorthalene Rader Litchford; his grandsons, Michael and Terrill Dowdy; and his sisters, Lucille “Jake” Vest and Doree Huffmaster. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Judy Litchford, of Christiansburg, Wesley Litchford, of Pembroke, and Aaron Litchford, of Radford; his daughters and sons-in-law, Robalene and Bob Bishop, of Radford, and Karen and Gary Dowdy, of Maybrook; his 11 grandchildren; his 16 greatgrandchildren; and his sister, “Tootsie” Lillian Keffer, of Pembroke.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, November 25, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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