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Robert Allen Shults

MARION, Va. / SALEM, Va. / ATLANTA, Ga.

Robert Allen Shults, age 50, of Atlanta, Ga. passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by family and friends, after a long and courageous struggle with brain cancer.

Robert was born in Roanoke and spent his childhood in Salem and Marion. He graduated from Marion Senior High School in 1987, earned a tennis scholarship at the Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated in 1991. He pursued a career in the computer industry and worked for INTEL Corporation for 21 years. Robert married Claire Furches in 2006 and had one son, Logan Robert Shults, age 6.

He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted step-mother, Anne Washburn Shults.

Robert is survived by his dear wife and son, Claire and Logan; father, Robert McFarland Shults of Marion; sisters, Sally Elizabeth Shults of Virginia Beach, Margaret McFarland Shults Scimone (Stephen) of Burlington, Vermont, Kristen Elizabeth Leaman (Brian) of Marion, and Kelly Anne Surber of Marion.

Private services will be held in Atlanta,Sunday, July 26, 2020 and inurnment at Christ Episcopal Church in Marion at a later date with the Reverend Emily Edmondson conducting both services.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Kate’s Club, 1190 West Druid Hills Dr. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329, an Atlanta based non-profit that supports children who have lost a parent or sibling.

To share memories of Robert Allen Shults, or express condolences, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Locally, care for Mr. Shults family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.


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I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know any of the family, but my heart breaks for all. My son, who was 49, fought glioblastoma for 2 years before passing in January 2020. He was a strong young man before this dreadful cancer struck him. GOD be with you and comfort you.

Wanda Humphrey, Radford, Va Jul 1 2020 12:00 AM

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bh Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss

Sarah Miller Jun 26 2020 12:00 AM

Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Browning { shirley Leonard] Jun 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Shults

Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Browning { shirley Leonard] Jun 26 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of Robert He and the family are in my prayers. Class mate 1987

Missy Wiles Jun 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Shults

Missy Wiles Jun 25 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My oldest son has been fighting gleoblastoma brain cancer for almost 4 years. My thoughts and prayers for the family. Special prayers for the child.

Frances Bales Jun 25 2020 12:00 AM

Mike and Wanda Newman Jun 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Shults

Mike and Wanda Newman Jun 24 2020 12:00 AM

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