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COLONEL HOBERT LEE KIGER, U. S. AIR FORCE (RET.)

 
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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – Colonel Hobert Lee Kiger, U. S. Air Force (Ret.), 86, of Savannah, Georgia, husband of Kathryn “Tina” Brooker Kiger, died Wednesday morning, September 16, 2009, at his home.

Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he was a son of the late John Irvin Kiger and the late Callie Lee Draughn Kiger. Colonel Kiger was a member of White Bluff United Methodist Church. He retired after thirty years of service from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. During his military career he served in Washington for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Hawaii as Director of War Games, the CINPAC Fleet and then the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado.  After retirement from the Air Force Colonel Kiger was a real estate broker for thirty years. He was a volunteer for St. Joseph’s Hospital for fourteen years and prepared income taxes for senior citizens for five years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Hobert Kiger; two sisters, Irene Tucker and Ruth Evelyn Velek, and four brothers, Omar D. Kiger, Hugh C. Kiger, Worth D. Kiger and Howard G. Kiger.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Kathryn “Tina” Brooker Kiger of Savannah, Georgia; one daughter, Cynthia Dru Collard and her husband, Brad, of Savannah, Georgia; two sons, John Greenwaide and his wife, Sandra, of Savannah, Georgia, and James “Jim” Lee Kiger and his wife, Annaclair, of Columbia, South Carolina; one daughter-in-law, Deborah Logan of Logan, Utah; six grandchildren, Candace Flottmann and her husband, Jay, Phillip Collard and his wife, Jessica, Stacie Shidemantle and her husband, Tim, Amy Chalmers and her husband, Travis, Sara Ann Greenwaide and Elizabeth Kiger; five great-grandchildren, and one brother, John Kiger and his wife, Marie, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o'clock Thursday evening at Gamble Funeral Service, 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The memorial service, with full military honors, will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in White Bluff United Methodist Church conducted by The Reverend John A. Haney. Interment will be private.

Remembrances: Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter – 201 Television Circle, Savannah, Georgia 31406 or White Bluff United Methodist Church – 11911 White Bluff Road, Savannah, Georgia 31419.

Online Condolences

  1. NITA MORRIS says:

    DruI’m so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Freida Burton says:

    So sorry for you & your families loss, God needed a special angel.

  3. Tina & Mario Nadeau says:

    Dru and FamilyI am so sorry for your loss. Our thought’s an prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Bart Collard says:

    Dear Tina and family,We were deeply sorry to learn of Lee’s passing. Lucy and I were very fortunate to spend time with Lee during his last visit to Salt lake City and more recently when we saw him just weeks ago. We will cherish those moments and remember his winning smile. Please accept our condolensces and the blessing that he left us peacefully without suffering. God bless your family.

  5. Bart Collard says:

    Dear Tina and family,We were deeply sorry to learn of Lee’s passing. Lucy and I were very fortunate to spend time with Lee during his last visit to Salt lake City and more recently when we saw him just weeks ago. We will cherish those moments and remember his winning smile. Please accept our condolensces and the blessing that he left us peacefully without suffering. God bless your family.

  6. Kathryn Collard and Michael Dervage says:

    Dear Dru and family, We were so sorry to hear the sad news of your father’s and grandfather’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we know that his memory and good works will live on in all of your lives as his legacy.

  7. Travis and Amy Chalmers says:

    We will miss you dearly Papa! You were a truly an amazing man! We know you will be watching over us now and are Home now! We love you Papa!

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