3219 South Main Street Anderson, SC 29624

Robert “Bobby” Gambrell Sr. March 25, 1936 - May 21, 2023

Date of Funeral

May 25, 2023

Robert “Bobby” Gambrell Sr., 87, of Anderson, SC, passed away on Sunday May 21, 2023.

Born on March 25, 1936, in Anderson, SC, he was the husband of Peggy Gambrell. Bobby was a Veteran of the US Army and a retired Lieutenant, after 27 years of service, with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

In addition to his wife, Bobby is survived by his Children: Robert E. Gambrell Jr. (Gail), Rhonda G. Coker (Landy), Randy Gambrell (Lynn), Ronald Gambrell (Rachel) and Nina Gossett; Brother, David Gambrell; as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bobby is preceded in death by three grandchildren: Dustin Gambrell, Robert Gambrell III and Travis Gossett.

Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Thursday May 25, 2023, at the Sosebee Mortuary South Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2pm to 3pm, prior to the service Thursday, at the mortuary.

A committal service will be held at 2pm on Monday June 5, 2023, at the MJ Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

Bobby’s Grandsons will serve as pallbearers for the service and fellow retired officers will serve as Honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Double Springs Baptist Church, 535 Double Springs Rd, Townville, SC, or to a charity of one’s choosing.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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    Pamela Gail Hiott says

    I am so sorry to that lost my cuz we all love him so much this great man will be missed a lot I send my love to the family.

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    James Spearman says

    Bobby was known well in Anderson county.. I have known him for many years, I treasured his friendship. I haven’t seen im in quite awhile, but I never forgot this man as my friend. Rest in peace my friend.

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    Laura Royster Sammons says

    Will miss Bobby, his mom and my grandmother were sisters ( Cola Royster} We interacted alot growing up.

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    Barbara Hiott Watt-Duncan says

    I talked to him Saturday before he passed on Sunday. I wish I had talked longer. Bobby was was a kind and loving man. He loved his family. He would call and asked about everyone. would make his rounds his rounds visiting everyone when he was able. RIP Bobby. We love you

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    Kum Dickson says

    Thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

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    Cary and Royce Caines says

    We were saddened to hear about Mr. Gambrell’s passing. We have known his daughter, Rhonda, for many years as our hair stylist. We feel like we know other members of the family as we have heard Rhonda mention them while cutting/styling hair. Please know your friends and loved ones are praying for peace and comfort in the hard days ahead. The Lord be with all of you.

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    Sandra Purdy Crawford says

    So very sorry for your loss of Mr. Gambrell . I heard his name my whole life and my parents and grandparents knew him well. Sending special prayers for family . May he Rest in Peace 🕊️

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