Robert Edward Donovan
Sept. 2, 1929 to Aug. 8, 2019
Robert Edward Donovan, 89, of Morganton passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 2, 1929. Robert was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Robert was a very intelligent man and graduated from M.I.T. He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge and American Legion, and he had a wonderful sense of humor.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Robert is survived by his wife of 70 years, Barbara King Donovan of the home; daughters, Donna Donovan Baker (Walter), Roberta Donovan Betts (Kevin), Karen Donovan Kelley (Michael), and Kim Donovan Burnette (Allen), fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren; three nieces; a nephew; and a host of extended family.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a son, Mark Donovan; grandson, Jason Betts; and son-in-law, Allen Burnette.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 12, 2019 at Bethel United Methodist Church. Military Honors will be provided by the US Air Force and Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Service: Aug. 12, 2019
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