Robert Marshall Vanderford, Sr
funeral director and owner/operator (1971-2004), Vanderford Funeral Home, South Fulton, Tennessee, and most recently as funeral director and crematory operator, Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home, Paducah, Kentucky, died June 19, 2019, at age 74.
Vanderford was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Lane College, Murray State University and Draughon’s Business College, where he received a degree in business administration. He then attended and graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, becoming a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Vanderford was an active member of the Kentucky Association of Morticians, the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, West Kentucky Funeral Directors and the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association.
He is survived by wife Beverly.