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Judge "Bob" Hershner

January 21, 1944 ~ January 8, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Judge "Bob" Hershner Obituary

“Judge” Bob Hershner, 78, of Macon, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Hart’s at the Cupola.  The family will greet friends following the service. A private Inurnment will be held at Riverside Cemetery.

Bob was born on January 21, 1944, in Sumter, South Carolina. He served his country as a Captain in the United States Army in Vietnam, and served at EUCOM headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.  He graduated from Mercer University Law School as an undergraduate in 1966, and then attended Walter F. George School of Law where he graduated in 1969.  Bob worked as a Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court from 1980 to 2008.

He was on the Board of the Federal Judicial Center (March 2001 for a 4 year term), Research Committee of the Federal Judicial Center (2001-2005), Georgia Bar Association, National Conference Of Bankruptcy Judges (1988-1997,) and Federal Judicial Center’s Committee on Bankruptcy Judge Education (1990-1999). Bob received the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, President’s award in 2000.

Bob is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sally Sinclair Hershner, of Macon; sons, Bryan Hershner of Stuart, Florida, and Andy Hershner, of Macon; and two grandchildren, Marcus and Trenton Hershner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Franklin Hershner, Sr. and Druie Goodman Hershner; sister, Kathy Hershner Hanna, and daughter-in-law, Staci Hershner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy,  Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.

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Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31210 has charge of the arrangements. 


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Memorial Service
January 13, 2023

2:00 PM
Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, GA 31210

Visitation to follow service

Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, GA 31210

Private Inurnment

Riverside Cemetery
1301 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA 31201


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