Robert LamonsKnoxville, TNRobert G. Lamons, age 83, of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, following a brief illness. Bob was born on March 23, 1932, in Carthage, Tennessee, to the late Clint and Anna Mabel Lamons. After graduating from Smith County High School, Bob graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a business degree. He then served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1957 as a First Lieutenant. He married his college sweetheart, the late Carol Jane Pentecost, and he and Janie lived in Nashville for 25 years and then in Jackson, Tennessee, for the next 20 years. Bob spent the entirety of his 40-year career with the former First American National Bank, retiring after serving 10 years as President of the bank in Jackson. Bob and Janie moved to Knoxville in 2004, where he spent the last 11 years playing golf, reading, and enjoying every minute with his grandchildren. While living in Nashville, Bob spent years coaching both boys' and girls' basketball teams at Dalewood Baptist Church and was an active member of the Dalewood softball and basketball teams for nearly 20 years. In his later years on the golf course, he enjoyed three holes-in-one and once shot his age. A true southern gentleman with an affable nature and a ready smile, Bob was a wonderful and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and he will be greatly missed and forever loved by all who knew him. Bob is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 55 years. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, King and Mary Lamons, of Nashville; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Anne and Jason Long, of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Melanie Kent, of Nashville, and James Robert Long and Janie Long, of Knoxville; three brothers, Jack (Nancy), of Tullahoma, Sammy (Beth), of Murfreesboro, and Earl (Johnny Mutina), of Nashville; cousin, Walter Porter (Kate), of Clinton; special companion, Betty Wallace, of Knoxville; and her niece, Elizabeth Schollaert (Chad); and family of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews, and countless friends. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, followed immediately by a celebration of Bob's life with The Reverend Taylor Dinsmore of the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan officiating. Interment will follow at Edgewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charitable organization of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to
. Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.