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Robert "Bob" Leonard Necessary

December 14, 1929 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 89)

Robert Leonard “Bob” Necessary died peacefully after a brief fight with glioblastoma. 

Bob was born on December 14, 1929 in Lone Jack, MO to Ella Marie Parish Necessary and James Necessary.  He grew up in Lone Jack, MO as the youngest of three children.  Bob married the love of his life, Fredericka Louise “Fredi” Necessary on June 24, 1949 and they recently joyously celebrated 70 years of marriage with family and enjoying the well wishes of many friends and loved ones.

Bob is survived by his wife, Fredi; their sons, Bob (Teri) Necessary and Steve (Debbie) Necessary; multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved their PaPa: grandchildren, Rob (Bri) Necessary II with great-grandsons Anson and Summit and great-granddaughter Baylor, Lauren (Chris) Hall with great-granddaughter Emerson and great-grandsons Brady and Davis, Mallory (Mitchell) Scates with great-granddaughter Clara, Kristi (Matt) Loveless with great-grandson, Drew and great-granddaughter Kate, Courtney (Chase) Condon with great-granddaughter, Ava and great-grandson Lochlan, and Abbie (Mykas) Degesys, MD with great-granddaughter, Emilija; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Bob and Fredi moved to Atlanta in 1963 and ultimately retired from a division of U.S. Steel that was headquartered here.  His experience in the world of systems and data processing placed him as an expert in the early days of the world of IT as we know it today. Through all of this, Bob was the consummate family man and, as a lifelong Christian, a man of God and lover of Jesus.  He served his living Lord at several churches, most recently at Ivy Creek Baptist.  Bob was a humble servant and sweet spirited man, loyal and loving to all he met.

Services will be held at Ivy Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, September 1st at 3:00 p.m., officiated by Dr. Craig Dale and Rev. Tom Van Laningham.  Interment will be later that day in a private ceremony.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 31st from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, (770) 476-2535.

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