Lt. Col. Robert J Driver, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 15, 2023, after a
long, grueling war with cancer.
He was born in Staunton, Virginia on October 28, 1933, to Emily Swope Driver and Robert Jett Driver.
He is survived by the love of his life, Edna Mae Guyer Driver, his brother, William H Driver and wife Bev,
his son, Robert Jett Driver, III, his daughter, Diana Driver Massey and husband Keith, three
grandchildren, Derek Ryan, Alexa Rene’ and Sarah Michelle, as well as numerous cousins, nephews and
extended family and friends.
He was a dedicated and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, Marine and friend. He had a
great love of history and dedicated a lifetime to learning, research and writing about the Civil War. He
has authored 16 books, including his biography of his time spent in the Marine Corps before, during and
after the Vietnam War, called “More Than a Few Good Men”. He served two tours in Vietnam with his
military brothers AKA ‘The Walking Dead’. He received many military award and honors, including the
Bronze Star with Valor, the Legion of Merit and the National Defense Service Medal, along with several
Vietnam Medals with Valor.
He will be laid to rest with military honors on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 11:30 a.m., at New Providence
Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Raphine Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the
Marine Corps Toys for Tots, an organization that he held close to his heart.