Robert E. Montgomery, 71, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.He retired after 36 years from U.S. Pipe. Robert was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, where he served on the usher board for many years. He was also a member of several organizations where they raised money to help out people who were in need.He was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Ruth Cunningham; brother-in-law, Robert Cunningham; aunts, Martha Days, Emma Holmes and Eunice Montgomery.Survivors include his devoted wife, Gussie Montgomery; children, Robert E. Montgomery Jr., Theodore Montgomery, both of Chattanooga, Yohonna (Robert) Allen, Eunice Clark, Juanita (Roland) Darden, all of Chattanooga and Brenda (Ernest) Barber, of Acworth, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at New Life SDA Church with Elder Cleveland Hobdy III officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.