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Robert Alexander Panter, Sr.

Robert Alexander Panter, 79 of Pikeville, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and a native of Bledsoe County.

Robert is survived by his wife, Betty S. Panter; children, Robbin J. Martin, Robert Panter, Jr., and Donna A. Cottingham; grandchildren, Allison Panter, Brendan Harvey, Brian K. Martin, and James Dalton Cope; great-grandchildren, Rex H. Ogle, Jr., Candice Ogle, Macey Songer, William Songer.

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

A private service was held at Panter Family Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements were entrusted to Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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