Gilkerson, Robert A

Robert Andrew Gilkerson,79, of Naples, FL. formerly of Pataskala, OH. passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Naples Community Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery with the American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard conducting military rites. Robert was born May 29, 1942 in Kenova, WV. a son of the late Thomas Andrew and Roberta Dillon Gilkerson. He was retired from AT&T with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Ralph R. Rickly Lodge #670 F & AM of Columbus, Ohio and the Shriners. Robert was a veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corp.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Gilkerson aka Uncle Toy. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law Bobette Looney (Jim), Rhonda Sutton (Pat) and Kim Young (Tim); one brother Lee Gilkerson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Saturday at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at

5 Replies to “Gilkerson, Robert A”

  1. God Bless and a Heartfelt Thank You for your service in The Corps. The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor you wore- Is Never Given, Only EARNED. ……. Then You are titled a United States Marine. Semper Fi. ………. Marine.
    Military Rites by American Legion Post #93 Honor Guard.

  2. I was lucky to be Bob’s neighbor in Bonita Springs back in the early 2000’s. He was a great neighbor and is a great friend. Spearfishing and Lobstering in the Keys, Daytona 500, Dog trips to the Sand Bar and grouper cook outs. RIP Bob. My condolences to your family.

  3. Rest In Peace Brother, stand easy among your fellow Marines at your final duty station.
    While we will miss you at our Tuesday’s lunch, we know you are guarding the “ streets of heaven “

    Semper Fidelis
    Bill Flaishans
    MCL Naples

  4. To the Family of long-time Marine Corps League Member:
    Although words can do little to comfort you, may the thoughts and prayers of all who knew Bob give you strength and support at this difficult time.
    These words of sympathy are sent with a prayer that cherished memories will bring you peace.

    Semper Fi
    ET Brisson Detachment 063/Marine Corps League of Naples

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