Robert G. McCollom
December 3, 2013
Robert G. "Bob" McCollom, 52, of Alexandria VA passed away on December 3, 2013. Bob was born on July 15, 1961 in Denver, Colorado, to John and Beverly McCollom. He grew up in Sharpsburg, MD and later moved with his family to Medicine Lodge, KS, where he graduated from Medicine Lodge High School in 1979.He served as a Deputy Sheriff in Barber County Kansas from 1980 through 1982. Bob enlisted in the Kansas National Guard in 1979 and was later commissioned and honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. Bob attended Emporia State University, where he was an active member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon Alpha Chapter. He graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1987 and joined Cunningham-Turch Funeral Home in Alexandria in 1993, where he eventually became the Location Manager. He was a past President of the Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association.
In his life and career, Bob served and comforted a multitude of families with tremendous love and care. He was very proud of his boys Robert and John. He was a dearly loved friend, brother, father, son, and husband. He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he has touched over the years.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Tonia; his two sons, Robert and John McCollom; his step-son, Aaron Graf; and his step-daughter, Ashlee Graf; his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Christine McCollom of Fort Collins, CO.
Family and friends will be received at Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron Street, Alexandria VA 22134 on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 1-3pm. A life celebration service will be held at a later date.
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811 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22124
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