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Lizella-Robert M. “Bob” Foreman died Sunday, August 14, 2011. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Hart’s Mortuary at the Cupola, Peake Road.

Bob was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida August 28, 1949 and lived there until moving to Warner Robins, Georgia in 1965. He was active in many sports, but lettered in Band and Football in Fort Lauderdale, and lettered in Football and wrestled while attending Warner Robins High School. In 1967, at the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He completed boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. He completed Infantry Training Regiment and Individual Combat Training at both Camp Geiger and Camp Stonebay in North Carolina. He then was assigned to the Marine infantry platoon and after receiving more specialized training, was transported to a jungle warfare school in the Panama Canal Zone. There he participated in an extensive Department of Defense study of the “troubled” M-16 rifle. Approximately a year later, while stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. Bob volunteered for Vietnam. After completing his first tour with Marine Air Group-16 Crash-Rescue, he extended his tour and served with the 7th Marine Infantry Regiment at LZ Baldy. After extending his tour a second time, he served with the 5th Marine Infantry Regiment at An Hoa Combat Base. In 1971, after returning to the U.S., he completed his enlistment as a Military Policeman at the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina.

Bob completed Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance School in 1972 and worked for the Ambulance Service and Emergency Room at the Medical Center of Central Georgia for several years. He then attended and graduated from South Georgia College where he worked as a student instructor in both the Human Anatomy Lab and the Vertebrate Zoology Lab. Bob then worked his way through the Macon Jr. College School of Nursing by performing insurance physicals between classes and working full time evenings as an EMT/IV Tech. After graduating in 1977, he began work at MCCG as a Registered Nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, then the Operating Room. In 1983, he started his company, Macon Medical Services which provided Intra Aortic Balloon Augmentation and Autologous Transfusion services to the Medical Centers and Hospitals through-out Middle Georgia. In the late 1990’s, he took on the duties of the evening Nursing Supervisor at Middle Georgia Hospital until its closure. He ended his career as a Certified Critical Care Nurse in the Cardiovascular Unit at Coliseum Medical Centers. In 2005, after more than thirty years as a part of the central Georgia medical community, he was forced into medical retirement.

Bob had many hobbies and interests, but he loved travel, scuba diving and photography. Each one of the three enhanced the other two and took him to Florida, the Caribbean Islands and Mexico to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Tahiti, Bora Bora and French Polynesia. He was very proud of his photography and his photographs received numerous awards from photography competitions, including several “Best In Show” awards.

His is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Rebecca M. “Becky” Foreman. His parents, David M. Foreman of Savannah, Ga. and Gertrude P. Deep of Warner Robins, Ga. A Sister, Nancy (Steve) Smith of Eatonton, Ga. Brother, David C. Foreman and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Harry K. Ambler.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the donor’s favorite charity, or to a No Kill animal shelter.

Friends may sign the online register at www.hartsmort.com.

Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.

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