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In Memoriam

Robert Carey Lumber
Robert Carey Lumber
Class of 1948



Robert Carey Lumber, 87, of Portsmouth, VA, passed away June 20, 2018.


He is survived by his sister, Vera Buchanan (Buck); and three daughters, Denise Campbell (Bruce), Terry Lumber and Pegi Seriani (Rich); his five grandchildren, Chris Poffenbarger (Carmen), Brooke Daugherty (Damon), James Poffenbarger, Deanna Griffin (Matt) and Carey Campbell. There are nine great-grandchildren, Maddie, Sydney, Ava, Bre, Taryn, Mia, Camden, Glori and Jace. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vera Lumber, and his wife of 55 years, Sonya Lumber.


Robert was a native of Portsmouth and graduated from Cradock High School. He served his country in the United States Navy. He retired from Sears as a Store Manager after 38 years with the company.


He loved his family, friends and neighbors. He was an avid gardener with a beautiful yard. He had a friendly and generous spirit, loved collecting and telling jokes, listening to jazz and big band music, watching movies, and reading. He was a wonderful brother, father and Pop Pop who will be dearly missed.


A visitation will be held at noon followed by a celebration of his life at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory, Indian River Chapel, 6568 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or other Veterans Charity organization.