Robert Hadden Obituary, Robert Hadden Funeral Arrangements
- john Gibson
Robert Hadden Obituary, Death – Robert Lee Hadden, who lived in Daleville and previously in Sterling, Virginia, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was 71 years old at the time. Lee was born on September 4, 1951, in Clarksville, Tennessee.
William James Hadden Jr. and Ada Margaret Shumate Hadden, his parents, died before he was born. He resided in Sterling, Virginia, for 23 years before moving to Daleville ten years ago. Lee resigned in 2014 after working as a researcher for the US Geological Survey and the US Army Corps of Engineers. He attended Covenant Reformed Episcopal Church and was heavily interested in Civil War reenactments.
Lee was a Sons of Union Veterans and Sons of Confederate Veterans member. This was due to his ancestors hailing from both Union and Confederate lineages. He enjoyed Chess Club and Sherwood Archers, and he travelled extensively for the majority of his life. Lee’s brother, William James Hadden, III, died before him, along with his parents. His wife of 34 years, Eileen K. Bartels Hadden, survives; his brother Whitney W. (Nancy) Hadden of Los Angeles, California; his sister Elizabeth (Dick) Lunney of Huntersville, North Carolina; his sisters-in-law, Martha Ann Jacob of Lynchburg and Gloria (Gary) Levengood of Arlington, Texas; and his beloved dog, Horis.
Funeral services will be held at the Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road in Daleville, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Richard Workowski will preside over the services. A private funeral will be held for the individual in Martinsville’s Oakwood Cemetery. The family will gather with friends at the funeral home two hours before the service on Tuesday.