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Robert Rothwell

Robert Raulston Rothwell, 81, of Pikeville, died Thursday, July 23, 2015.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Eli and Nola Fann Rothwell; sisters, Mildred Evans, Margaret Swafford, Beulah and Eula Rothwell; brothers, William B. Rothwell, Charlie Ed Rothwell, Raymond Rothwell, Alan D. “AD” Rothwell, Herman Rothwell, and Leland Hobert Rothwell Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Rothwell; children, Robert Rothwell Jr., of Pikeville, Sherry Rothwell, of Knoxville, and Gary (Tammy) Rothwell of Pikeville; grandchildren, Billy Hildreth, Daniel Hildreth, Corey Rothwell, Jake Rothwell., Kaitlyn Rothwell, and Aaron Swafford; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Rothwell and Finn Swafford.

Services were held Monday, July 27 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jimmy Jewell officiating. Burial was in Summer City Cemetery.

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Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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