From a contemporary press report
Robert L. Inman, 75, a retired Air Force major who worked in area real estate for more than 30 years, died of lung cancer April 11, 2002, at his home in Lorton.
Major Inman, an Illinois native, served in the Air Force for 26 years before retiring in 1968. He served both in this country and abroad and worked in personnel assignments. He settled in Northern Virginia in 1957, serving here with the Office of Special Investigations and with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on communications assignments.
He became active in the real estate business on a part-time basis while serving here in the Air Force. He owned Cardinal Realty in Springfield from 1972 until 1985. He was then a broker with Better Homes Realty in Springfield before retiring in 2001.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner and a member of the American Legion. He also belonged to the Springfield-Franconia Midday Lions Club, which awarded him a Melvin Jones fellowship.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Donna B., of Lorton; two sons, Rodney, of Palm Springs, Fla., and Jeffrey, of Lorton; a daughter, Teresa Caddle of Clayton, Ill.; a sister; and two grandchildren.
INMAN, ROBERT “Bob”, Maj., USAF (Ret.)
On Thursday, April 11, 2002, BOB INMAN of Lorton, VA. Loving husband of
Donna; doding father of Teresa, Rodney and Jeffrey; grandfather of Milton and
Amanda; brother of Margaret.
Graveside services will be held 3 p.m., May 15 at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northern VA, 9300 Lee Hwy., 5th Floor, Fairfax, VA 22031 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 699, Vienna, VA 22183 or American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058
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