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Robert "Bob" H. Cheffins

TSGT (Retired)


Entered Into Eternal Rest
Friday, June 09, 2006

24 May 1934 - 09 Jun 2006  

Cheffins, Robert Hugh Age 72, of Nashville, TN, passed away June 9 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Beverly; daughter, Terry Cheffins; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl & Steve Sulc, Kim & Mike Nichols; grandchildren, Michelle Bailey, Jessica Gunter, Elaine & Ben Sulc, and Hannah Nichols; and great-grandson Patrick Gunter. 


He served 20 years in the United States Air Force as Air Traffic and Combat Controller, which included a tour of duty in Vietnam.  Upon retiring from the Air Force, he had a successful career of 25 years in the Air Traffic Control and Air Show Business. 


A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Robert moved to TN in 1985.  A private Graveside Service with Military Honors was held at Nashville National Cemetery, Madison, TN on June 14, 2006.


TSTG Cheffins served 20 years in between the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy, and served in Korean and Vietnam wars.  He served with total dedication and devotion as a Combat Controller at numerous locations around the world.   Some are:

CCS Class 65-1

1962-1964 1710 Aerial Port Sq at Hunter AFB

1964-1966 Det 1, 3rd Aerial Port Sq at Langley AFB

1966-1967 8th Aerail Port Sq RVN
1967-1969 Det 1, 5th Aerial Port Sq Germany


Robert was laid to rest in Madison TN at the Nashville National Cememtery. All Rights Reserved.