Robert Louis ‘Bob” Carder: Obituary


Mr. Robert Louis ‘Bob” Carder, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Mr. Carder was born June 15, 1934 in Lithonia, GA but had lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He was the son of the late Iola Weaver Carder and the Reverend Robert Carder.

Mr. Carder was a graduate of Lithonia High School, Marsh Business College, Middle Georgia College, and Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Due to chronic health problems, Bob was unable to pursue his dreams of a career in law. Mr. Carder was retired from the Credit and Accounting Department of Atlanta Gas Light Company. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1962.

Mr. Carder was a member of Philippi Baptist Church. He was a member of Sigma Delta Kappa law fraternity and a member of the Strings ‘N Things Band of Dahlonega for several years.

Mrs. Carder is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine Gilreath Carder, of 52 years, and a number of other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Jason Fuller, the Rev. Michael Youngblood, and Dr. Robert Klassen will officiate. Interment will be in Dahlonega Memorial Park with Rev. Tim Hicks officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the the Lumpkin County Gideon’s Camp: PO Box 653 Dahlonega, GA 30533 or to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center: 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222 Gainesville, GA 30501.

To share a memory or condolence for the family, please visit

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

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