CARBONDALE -- Richard "Gobby" Etherton, 82, of Woodstock, Ga., passed away Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.
Richard was born on Oct. 9, 1923, in Carbondale to Agnes and Charles Etherton.
He married Mary Bahr on May 1, 1954. Mary passed away on Dec. 24, 1995.
"Dick" Etherton worked as a farmer in Southern Illinois and at Etherton Orchards. He sold real estate for Cherry Realty Company in Carbondale and managed college dorms, shelter care homes and apartments at Plains Leasing in Carbondale.
He and his wife and daughters moved to Atlanta in 1972, where he worked in property management and sales. He spent a few years selling real estate in Florida until his return to Atlanta, and eventual retirement in the north Georgia mountains.
Richard Etherton was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and received full military honors at burial.
Survivors include Terry and Mel Etherton of Tucson, Ariz.; Becky and Randall Mahon of Roswell, Ga.; Debi and Lewi Dodd of Kuttawa, Ky.; Tiss and Dick Travis of Canton, Ga.; eleven grandchildren and thir-teen great grandchildren.
Etherton was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and Charles Etherton; wife, Mary Etherton; son, Timothy Etherton; brother, Charles "Chatty" Etherton; brother, Carvel Etherton; sister, Olive McDonald; and sister, Helen Cagle.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Woodstock Estates in Woodstock, Ga., where Dick lived the past several years, and to the wonderful staff at Vista Care hospice.
Services for Dick Etherton were held on Sunday, May 28, 2006, in Cagle Funeral Home in Jasper, Ga. Mr. Etherton was laid to rest at the Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on June 8, 2006
Type: Public Announcement
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