The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


May 24, 2012

Robert Amerson Sr.

ATHENS — The funeral for Robert Eugene Amerson Sr., 70, of Prospect, Tenn., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery with Kasey Harbin, Greg Legg and Mike Merritt officiating. 

Visitation is from 6-9 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Amerson passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

Robert Amerson Sr. was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Elkmont to Elijah Forrest Amerson Sr. and Mary Ruth Elizabeth Carr Amerson. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his son, Robert E. Amerson Jr. and wife Donna of Prospect; daughter, Valorie Sporleder and husband Ronald of Broken Bow, Okla.; grandchildren, LaShay Amerson Hosford, David Shannon Amerson, Erich Otts, Trent Otts, Logan Dansby, Austin Dansby and Zereta Sporleder; brothers, Elijah Forrest Amerson Jr. of Elkmont, George Will Amerson and wife Mary of Elkmont, Hubert Lee Amerson and wife Sherry of Elkmont, Thomas J. Amerson and wife Debbie of Athens, and Rickey W. Amerson of Athens; sisters, Virginia Amerson Lauderdale Atkinson of Elkmont, Lucille Amerson Blackwell of Athens, Tera Amerson Hamby of Pulaski, Tenn., Mary Amerson Webb and husband L.E. of Athens, Brenda Amerson Kennemer of Athens and Patricia Amerson Reece of Elkmont.

He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Hamley Amerson; parents, Elijah and Ruth Amerson; daughter, Vanessa Amerson; sister, Emma Jean Amerson Smith; and brother, Edgar Amerson.

Pallbearers are Dennis Baugher, Gary Amerson, Justin Wilson, Terry Dale Amerson, Shawn Amerson and Joel Robinson. Honorary pallbearers are Wade Hamby, Tommy Amerson, Rickey Amerson, Hubert Amerson and Lee Amerson.

Family and friend will gather at the Elkmont Depot following the funeral. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Athens-Limestone Hospital.

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