CW2 Robert "Bob" E. Bales was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/17/2010 at the age of 60.5 from Prostate cancer
Clarksville, TN
Flight Class 69-9
Date of Birth 08/17/1949
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 68 AHC in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam MUSTANG 56
This information was provided by R. L. Huber

More detail on this person: Survivors: Donna Bales, wife, and Heather both of Clarkesville TN

Robert E. Bales, Jr, 60, Clarksville, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at Gateway Medical Center.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel with Rev. Pat VanDyke officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born August 17, 1949 in Elkhart, Indiana son of Robert E. Bales, Sr. and Mary Jo Ellis. He was preceded in death by his father and a daughter Astrid Bales Holt.

He served with the US Army as a CW2 Helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Jo Ellis, California; his wife, Donna Roberts Bales, daughter, Heather Golden (Wes), Clarksville; brother, Mike Bales (Wendy), Peru, Indiana; two sisters,Valerie Benyi (Daniel) and Jeannie Rinehart, both of Edwardsburg, MI; six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Becka, Emily, and Lauren Holt; Carlie Moseley, and Nash Golden.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Disabled Veterans, c/o Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, VARO, Room A 310, 110 9th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203. Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, Tn 37040. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Feb. 20, 2010 -

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