Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Robert Lewis Killian


11/13/1939 - 03/22/2020


Robert Lewis Killian, age 80 of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late Burton and Evelyn Wilson Killian. Robert was an electrician. He loved gardening, coaching baseball and was a lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Robert loved spoiling his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was a US Army veteran.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Killian; one brother, BB Killian; and one sister, Bessie Connor.

He is survived by two sons, Barry Killian and wife Melissa and Daniel Killian and friend Ashley Class; one daughter, Krista Sams and husband Chad; three brothers, Jay, Terry and LC Killian; one sister, Karen Killian; five grandchildren, Cody, Levi, Noah, Kaelin and Jazi; and three great-grandchildren, Elijah, Annabelle and Oaklee.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 pm, Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Cody Killian will officiate. Burial will be in the Grape Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm, Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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