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Robert "Bobby" Youmans

October 29, 1925 — September 28, 2011

Robert "Bobby" Youmans

Robert "Bobby" Youmans, 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Sebring, FL where he resided since leaving his beloved Key West for the final time in 2005. Bobby was born October 29, 1925 to Rex and Myrtle Youmans in Tacoma Park, MD. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, just 16 years old, he lied about his age to serve his country as a coxswain in the Navy. After WWII, he worked for the National Gallery of Art in DC. until falling in love with Key West and becoming a conch, serving drinks to Robert Frost and Tennessee Williams and swimming in Hemingway's pool during his fling with the author's ex-wife, Pauline. Contributions in Bobby's name to the Key West Art in Public Places fund are appreciated in lieu of flowers. The family will receive friends, 10 am to 11am, Friday at Morris Funeral Chapel. Military Honor 2:00 pm, Sarasota National Cemetery.

Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in his Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.


Date Of Birth: October 29, 1925
Place of Birth: Tacoma Park, MD
Death: September 28, 2011
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Veteran of the U.S. Navy
National Gallery of Art in DC


The family will receive friends, 10 am to 11am
Friday at Morris Funeral Chapel
Military Honor 2:00 pm
Sarasota National Cemetery


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