Robert Lee Axelong, 75, of Cherokee, NC, passed away Thursday morning July 14, 2022.
A native and a lifelong resident of Cherokee, Robert was born August 14, 1946 to the late Richard and Dora Axelong Bigmeat.
Robert worked for several years as a waiter and host at the Boundary Tree in Cherokee and then got into logging for a while. He also enjoyed landscaping and welding. He eventually retired from EBCI Tribal Sanitation. One of Roberts part time passions was volunteering as a firefighter. He was a Member of Cherokee Pentecostal Holiness Church and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and was loved by all that got to know him.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his siblings; Josiah Teesateskie, Mabel Teesateskie Walkingstick, Nancy Jane T. Brown, Russell Bigmeat, Winnie Lou Bigmeat, Carolyn Bigmeat and Sarah Bigmeat.
He is survived by his son; Shane Axelong
Brother; Edwin "Tony' Bird
Sister; Roseanne Bigmeat Ziska (Don)
Several nieces and nephews as well as his extended family of staff and residents at Tsali Care Center also survive.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday July 17, 2022 at Washington Cemetery on Jenkins Creek Rd