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Robert Jones Mulford

March 8, 1942 — November 16, 2022

Athens, GA

Robert Jones Mulford passed away on November 16, 2022.  Bob was born March 8, 1942, in Amherst, Ohio, minutes before his twin brother Richard (Dick), to Dr. Robert and Mildred Mulford.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Dick, on April 20, 2015.

He graduated from Amherst High School in 1960.  He enjoyed his class reunions and the class decided to meet twice a year.  Bob was able to attend the one in September 2022 before he became ill.

In 1966 he graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Art Education.  He taught art at St. Clair Shores Michigan High School.  He also worked in the automobile design department at General Motors in Detroit. In 1970 his job at Goodyear took him and his family to Georgia.

After settling in Athens he worked in sales and was a motivational speaker for several companies and for the University of Georgia football team when they won the National Championship in 1980.  He also authored a motivational book for teenagers!

Bob got a Master’s Degree in Special Education and taught at Rutland school for several years. He also owned and worked in the construction business.

Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sandy, son Todd and wife Carmen, daughter Shannon Macy and husband Mark, four grandchildren, Avery Mulford, Robert Mulford, Kylie Macy, Campbell Macy, and sister Janice Gargasz.

Bob was an active member of Tuckston United Methodist Church for 44 years.  He enjoyed teaching in the Gatekeepers Sunday School Class and working with the Youth and Men’s Club.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Tuckston United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM Monday, November 28, 2022.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Tuckston United Methodist Church, 4175 Lexington Road. Athens, GA 30605 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, stjude.org/donatetoday

Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes, East, Athens, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com

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