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1943 SSG (Ret) Robert James Frank "Pop" Justice, Sr. 2024

Robert James Frank "Pop" Justice, Sr.

February 15, 1943 — May 20, 2024

Phenix City, AL


SSG (Ret) Robert James Frank "Pop" Justice, Sr,  81, of Phenix City, AL died at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM (EST) on Friday, May 31, 2024, at Bread of Life Christian Center, 4510 Oates Ave, Columbus, GA 31904 with Pastor L. Darnel Skinner, Jr. officiating according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. Interment with U. S. Army honors will follow in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM (EST) on Thursday evening  at the funeral home. 

SSG (Ret) Justice was born February 15, 1943, in Kimball, W. VA son of the late George Martin and Aretha Hayes Martin. He retired from the U. S. Army after 20 years of committed and dedicated service to our Country. After his retirement, he chose to enjoy his family and friends and not return to full time work. Mr. Justice was an active member of Bread of Life Christian Church, Columbus, GA  where he worshiped with his family and friends. 

We will remember him as an encourager who never met a stranger. He truly lived out his Christian faith no matter the circumstances. “Pop Justice” as he was known by friends, would give the shirt off of his back if there was a legitimate need. He always had a smile on his face that reflected the love of Christ that was in his heart. We take great comfort in knowing he is now receiving his eternal reward as he walks the streets of gold in Heaven with Christ his Savior. Thank you for the solid foundation that you have laid for our family to continue to build upon. 

Survivors include his wife of 61years, Mary Robinson Justice, Phenix City, AL; a daughter, Winona Ervin, Phenix City, AL; three sons, Robert James Frank Justice, Jr. (Tracy), Lawrenceville, GA, David Justice (Sandy), Dallas, GA and Donny Justice, Lawrenceville, GA; five sisters, Minnie Ada Freemon (Willie), Bluefield, W. VA, Jackie Keeling (James) Bleckley, W. VA, Tonie Scott (Sam), Whitman, W. VA, Valerie Thompson, Blacksburg, W. VA and Queen Ester Martin, Houston, W. VA; two brothers, George Martin (Adrian), Fairburn, GA and Larry J. Martin (Lisa), Hickory, NC; eleven grandchildren, Shavon Robertson,  Davon Robertson both of Columbus, GA, Brittney Waters (Freddie), Brandon Ervin, Bonita Ervin all of San Antonio, TX, Robert James Frank Justice, III, Sancoyus Justice, Brittany Justice, Anthony Justice all of Dallas, GA, Shonita Justice, and Kijonnia Justice both of Atlanta, GA; nine great-grandchildren, Urijah Waters, Gianna Waters, Sienna Waters, Amayah Furman, Jahkoi Justice, Anthony James Justice, David Justice, Ellison Justice and Ava Justice; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, May 30, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Phenix City

3738 US-431, Phenix, AL 36867

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 31, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bread of Life Christian Church

4510 Oates Ave, Columbus, GA 31904

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Friday, May 31, 2024

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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