Robert S. Gatherum, III
Robert S. Gatherum, III, 77, of Reidsville, NC, and formerly of Bluefield, died Wednesday January 8, 2020 in Reidsville.
Born October 8, 1942 in Bluefield, he was a son of the late Robert S. Gatherum, II and Helen Bradley Gatherum.
Mr. Gatherum worked in medical sales and was a member of Bland Street United Methodist Church in Bluefield. He was a family man, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and attended their ballgames.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Gatherum; and one sister, Margaret Gatherum Smith.
Survivors include his daughter, Leslie Baker and husband Brad of Reidsville, NC; brother, James B. Gatherum and wife Diane of Concord, NC; brother-in-law, Will Smith and wife Karen of Bastian, VA; two grandsons, Brett and Brice Baker; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Bland Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Brent Brown officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour.
Burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Robert S. Gatherum.
Published on January 9, 2020


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