Robert William Carey, 74, of Ringgold, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Robert was born in Long Beach, California, in 1943, to the late Robert and Bobbie Carey. He was of the Christian faith and resident of Ringgold for 19 years. Robert entered the U.S. Navy in 1960 and retired in 1982 after 22 years of service. He served on numerous U.S. Navy submarines including the U.S.S. Sirago and the U.S.S. Grampus. After retiring from the Navy he served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during the Gulf War. In his free time, Robert enjoyed riding motor cycles, working in the yard, playing darts and working on his aquarium. He especially loved his family and children and helping neighbors.
Robert is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nealia Carey; sons, Rob (Jennifer) Carey, Dennis (Marcie) Carey, Jeff (Kim) Eidson; daughter, Stephanie (George) Chandler; sister, Robin (Pablo) Zamora, Peggy (Gary) Selig; brother, Bill (Holly) Carey; grandchildren, Scott, Bobbie, Kayla, Dennis “Jr.”, Brittney, Kennedy, and Lindsey; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 PM, Monday in the funeral home chapel with Chaplin Dan Barton officiating. Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the U.S. Navy.
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In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
The family will receive friends 11 AM - 1 PM, Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.