Robert Ralph "Bob" Aegan

June 24, 1930July 6, 2018
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Robert R. “Bob” Aegan, TSgt, U.S. Air Force, Ret., age 88, passed away peacefully Friday, July 6, 2018 in Ogeechee Area Hospice.

Bob was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia, where he attended local schools. After high school, Bob joined the United States Air Force and retired after 24 years of service. While in the Air Force, Bob was stationed in Mississippi, Colorado, California, Turkey, Germany and Statesboro. He served during the Korean War and had two tours of duty in Vietnam. Upon moving to Statesboro, in 1963, he worked with the radar detachment group at the Statesboro Airport and served many additional deployments in the United States, before retiring in 1972. After retiring from the Air Force, Bob began his second career with Bulloch Memorial Hospital, where he held various positions and retired in 1992 as assistant administrator. After retiring from the hospital, he and Betty bought an RV and spent the next nine years traveling the United States. Bob attended Eastern Heights Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Dexter Allen Post 90, serving as Post Commander in 1979.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Dana and Mabel Elnore Fitzgerald Aegan; and brothers, Harry, Joseph and Billy Aegan.

Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Paula J. “Betty” Aegan, of Statesboro; sons, Ralph Edward Aegan of Alamogordo, NM (Holloman Air Force Base) and Kenneth Ray Aegan (Lisa) of Statesboro; brother, Richard B. Aegan of Ellwood City, PA; sisters, Betty Lou Bastain (Buddy) of Nanjemoy, MD and Mabel Sue Silvers (Rod) of Eugene, OR; many nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 5:30 to 7:30 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Harry Sherrer officiating.

The burial, with Military Honors, will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the Georgia Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, Georgia.

Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Aegan family.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to: American Legion, Dexter Allen Post 90, P.O. Box 443, Statesboro, Georgia 30459 or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Georgia 30459.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.


  • Paula J. "Betty" Aegan, Wife
  • Ralph Edward Aegan, Son
  • Kenneth Ray Aegan (Lisa), Son
  • Richard B. Aegan, Brother
  • Betty Lou Bastain (Buddy), Sister
  • Mabel Sue Silvers (Rod), Sister
  • Dana Aegan, Father
  • Mabel Elnore Fitzgerald Aegan, Mother
  • Harry Aegan, Brother
  • Joseph Aegan, Brother
  • Billy Aegan, Brother
  • Bob leaves many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

  • American Legion, Dexter Allen Post 90
  • Ogeechee Area Hospice


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Burial, with Military Honors Thursday, July 12, 2018

Robert Ralph "Bob" Aegan

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paul whitlock

July 28, 2018

To Ms Betty and Family, We've been out of town for extended period so I've just read of Bob's death.
Needless to say I've always felt a bond with ya'll. Bob was not just a co-worker but a friend and his smile and our relationship will always be remembered.
Sincerely, Paul Whitlock

Don Newman

July 11, 2018

So sorry I couldn't be with you all. Mr Aegan was always so nice. I loved his smile and laugh. I think of him as ever the good sport, and will remember him fondly. Love you all, Betty, Kenny & Lisa, and Eddie. Peace Be with you all.

Chris Uhlendorff

July 9, 2018

Betty and Family,
Susan and I are so sorry for your lost for you and your family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris and Susan Uhlendorff

Marvin Grimm

July 8, 2018

Betty and family, Terri and I are sorry for your loss, I enjoyed talking to Bob whenever he visited Post 90. He was a dedicated legion member liked by all and contributed much to the CAUSE. He will truly be missed.

All our Love, Marvin and Terri Grimm