Robert R. Prechter Sr.

December 20, 1919May 4, 2013

Mr. Robert Rougelot Prechter, Sr., 93, of Atlanta passed away on May 4, 2013. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 20, 1919. He graduated with honors from Tulane University at age 20, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He moved to Schenectady, New York in 1940 to join the engineering department at General Electric headquarters. It was there that he met his future wife, Barbara Jean Anderson. They were married on May 25, 1948 and later moved with their three children to Atlanta in 1956. He was active in the Republican Party in Fulton County and served as Vice Chairman in 1968-9. Upon his retirement from General Electric, he and Barbara traveled the world. He loved fishing, boating, gardening, project design and family. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Anderson Prechter, three children, Robert Prechter, Jr. and his wife Robin, Gary Prechter and his wife Margo, and Kristen P. Sykes and her husband Len, as well as eight grandchildren, Dana Prechter, Elliott Prechter, Michael Prechter, Christopher Prechter, Matthew Prechter, Kathryn Prechter, Brandt Sykes and Ashley Ball. A private visitation and graveside service will be held at the Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328, on May 11, 2013. Friends may sign the online register book at


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Curtis and Muriel Carlberg

May 12, 2013

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Don and Val Gall

May 10, 2013

Dear, dear Barb--we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Bob.Words can not convey our deepest feelings. Know that our prayers are with you. May God, in his precious way, comfort and support you and your family.

Larry and Jackye Ham

May 10, 2013

We are praying for you and your family and send our love.

Fred and Merrilee Gober

May 10, 2013

Bob was a brilliant man and precise in everything he did! An engineer to the core. He leaves behind a stellar family too. We send our love and prayers to you.

Ken Woodard

May 10, 2013

From one senior Elfun to another: "So long Bob, we will really miss your calm even disposition at future Elfun meetings". My condolences to your grieving family.
Ken Woodard

Charles Anderson

May 9, 2013

To Bob from Bud,
Though you suffered during your final days, you really had a windereful life,with many accomplishments and great relationships with family, friends and acquaintances. You left us with many fond memories, some of which I will always treasure,like the times spent with you and Barb in your homes, in my homes, and in time shares at Fort Myers Beach and the Florida panhandle. Also I include the great times we had with Ed and Irene Stacey when they were living in Indian Habor Beach, and before that. You were exemplary in your role as a husband and fsather, leaving behind you a very fine family. You will always be remembered and held in high esteem..
Charles K. Anderson, Melbourne Florida

Scott Prechter

May 9, 2013

Condolences to Uncle Bob's family. Nothing but fond memories of him. Wish you all the best.

Meredith Prechter Young

May 9, 2013

I have such great memories of Uncle Bob and Aunt Barbara's visits to New Orleans when I was a child, and I am so grateful for the times I was able to catch up with them since moving to Atlanta. Such a sharp wit! Love to all of the Georgia and North Carolina Prechters during this difficult time.

Niece Emmy & Bob Therrell

May 8, 2013

We will miss Uncle Bobby's wry humor, his all-knowing and contagious smile, and his zest for life.

Pete Perry

May 8, 2013

My condolences for your loss. Bob was a great guy and he will be missed. My sympathy to the whole Prechter family