Mr. Robert Tau Gunby Sr.
Mr. Robert Tau Gunby Sr. of Sharpsburg, Georgia, died at his residence on Jan. 30, 2013. He was 93.
He was born in Wilcox, Florida, on April 14, 1919, to Rev. Hammond Robert Gunby and Ada Morgan Gunby. Robert served in World War II in France in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and then earned a degree in Animal Husbandry from the Univeristy of Georgia, where he was inducted into the academic honor society.
In 1961, he was selected Man of the Year in Agriculture for Coweta County and awarded honors for 4-H Leadership.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Norma Bunell Gunby, and his sister, Karis Gilder Lewis.
He is survived by his sons, Robert T. Gunby Jr. MD and wife Elizabeth of Dallas, Texas, Cecil D. Gunby and wife Judy of Sharpsburg and Kenneth H. Gunby and partner Paul Bickerstaff of Jacksonville, Florida. He is also survived by his sister, Theta Strickland; grandchildren, Kathryn Cline and husband Briggs, Robert T. Gunby III and wife Lauralee, and Melanie Conner. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Briggs and Sarah Cline, Judson, Ellagrace and Marshall Gunby, and Adam, Grant and Benjamin Conner.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com .
The family wishes to thank his long-term caregivers, Carol Rose, Carolyn Newcomb and Polly Jackson.

The family also appreciates the support from Joe Wallis.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, 770-253-4723


More Obituaries

Mr. Percy Gordon Shaul

Mr. Percy Gordon Shaul, age 70, of Newnan, died at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on November 21, 2014. He was born in Norwich, New York on Januar ... Read More


Mrs. Doris B. Freeman

Mrs. Doris B. Freeman, 84, of Newnan, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 18, 1930, in Fulton County, ... Read More


Mr. W.L. Winkles

Mr. W.L. Winkles, 84, of Newnan passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. He was born in Coweta County, Ga., to th ... Read More


Ms. Linda Lee Graham

Ms. Linda Lee Graham, 73, of Franklin, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, with her family and fri ... Read More


Mrs. Mary G. Faulkner

Mrs. Mary Gill Faulkner, 88, of Newnan passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at Newnan Health and Rehabilitation. She was born December 25, ... Read More

Mr. Bobby R. Wilder

Mr. Bobby Ray Wilder, 79, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014. He was born in Newnan, Georgia, on July 10, 1935, to the late Henry Wilder ... Read More