March 18, 1933 - June 22, 2020
Robert Donald Channell, age 87, passed this life peacefully at his home on June 22, 2020. Twin brothers, “Little Bobby and Billy,” were born in Argo, Alabama where they quickly became; “The Talk of The Town.” Bob was preceded in passing by his parents; Wilson Dewey Channell and Verdie Liles Channell, and his twin brother; William Arnold Channell, major U.S.A.F. He graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School. Bob served willingly in Germany and elsewhere as a conscientious objector in The U.S. Army then obtained a B.A. from Southern Missionary College in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After teaching in elementary schools Bob traveled the country in the Whole Sale Produce Business, all the while advocating a healthy lifestyle, and above all, a fervent Faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. A Life-time member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; he traveled the Middle East numerous times to distribute Christian literature, as an advocate of God’s Word. Often he answered calls by jovially stating, “Farmers Market Bob speaking!” Whether in business or with social contacts he reveled in reciting the eight “B” names of the Channell siblings. Bob is survived by many friends and his beloved family; his Wife, Gloria Diana Cipriano Channell; Daughters, Michal and Eva (Enrique Iguaran); Sons, Jonathan, David, and Bobby (Elizabeth); Fourteen Grandchildren and one Great Grandchild; Sisters, Betty (i.e. Mrs. Joe E. Hocutt) and Brenda (Don Witt); Brothers, Major W.B. Channell, U.S.M.C Ret. (Robbie), Bailey (Linda), Barney, and Ben. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Deerfoot Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with burial to follow in Forest Crest Cemetery.
Robert Donald Channell, age 87, passed this life peacefully at his home on June 22, 2020. Twin brothers, “Little Bobby and Billy,” were born in Argo, Alabama where they quickly became; “The Talk of The Town.” Bob... View Obituary & Service Information
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