Family Member

Family Member

Dr. R.L. Gamewell, Jr.

Dr. Robert Lee Gamewell, Jr, age 87, of Murfreesboro died Thursday, November 16, 2006.  He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and was the son of the late Robert Lee Gamewell, Sr. and Aleta Belle Deas Gamewell.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dr. Kitty McGuire Gamewell; daughter, Aleta Gamewell Tuma; son, Robert Lee Gamewell, III; grandchildren, Dr. Bob Tuma, Jr. (Claire), David C. Tuma (Mary) and
Emily Tuma; great-grandchildren, Caroline and Anna Claire Tuma.

Dr. Gamewell was a beloved dentist in Murfreesboro for over 50 years. He was educated at Auburn University and received his dental degree at Emory University in Atlanta, where he met and married his fellow classmate “Dr. Kitty.”  He served in the United States Army for three
years during World War II as a Captain in the Burma India Theater where he commanded a mobile dental unit.  He may be remembered for his love and care of the family farm – Cedar Springs –a Tennessee Century farm in Barfield.

Dr. Gamewell was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Murfreesboro Lion’s Club and the Murfreesboro Dental Association.

Visitation with the family will be 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Jennings and Ayers. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael O’Bannon officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  Friends and
family will serve as active pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.