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This profile was last updated on 12/21/13  and contains information from public web pages.

City Council Member

Phone: (423) ***-****  HQ Phone
Elizabethton Golf Course
185 Buck Van Huss Drive
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
United States

Company Description: The Elizabethton Golf Course provides a unique and challenging golf experience at a cost that's more than competitive. Although not particularly long at 6,339...   more
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Robert W. "Bob" Cable, ...
www.elizabethton.org, 21 Dec 2013 [cached]
Robert W. "Bob" Cable, Jr.
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Robert W. "Bob" Cable, Jr.
Elizabethton civic leader Bob ...
www.johnsoncitypress.com, 16 Oct 2011 [cached]
Elizabethton civic leader Bob Cable retiring
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Bob Cable, owner of LedfordÂ's Upholstery in Elizabethton, announced his retirement. (John Thompson/Johnson City Press)
ELIZABETHTON - "It is time. I am 75. I feel it sometimes," Bob Cable said this past week in announcing he will be retiring.
Cable plans to spend more time with his wife, Brenda, and enjoy the fruits of his many years of labor. Those fruits include bananas he grows in his back yard.
Cable has been the owner and operator of Ledford's Upholstery, 525 E. Elk Ave. in downtown Elizabethton, for the past 23 years. His business has been very successful and he said he has turned away work worth thousands of dollars after he made his decision to retire.
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"We have about a 99.9 percent satisfaction rate," Cable said. "We have an awful lot of repeat business, and in this work, repeat business is a sign the customer likes what you have done."
"People have been good to me," Cable said. "I have made a lot of good friends. I appreciate all the kindness I have received."
While Cable has been a successful businessman, he is better known for his many civic activities. One of his biggest accomplishments was to bring back the Fourth of July Parade after an absence of nearly 40 years. He is proud the parade drew the largest single-day gathering in the history of downtown. It was a crowd estimated by an East Tennessee State University professor at 23,000 to 25,000. For several years the parade route was marked by red, white and blue lines down East Elk.
He also organized a welcome home celebration for the 776th Maintenance Company when the National Guard unit returned home from Desert Storm. Yellow ribbons were tied to every utility pole on the route and the streets were filled with happy citizens. Cable bought 2,000 small American flags with his own money and had them distributed to the crowd.
A large flagpole was erected at that time at the western entrance to downtown. Cable has taken on the responsibility of maintaining the giant flag that flies from the pole and, assisted by the Elizabethton Fire Department, has the flag replaced when it becomes worn and dirty. Funds for the flags come from veterans.
In another patriotic effort, Cable served on the Veterans War Memorial Committee and the Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. He is still a member of the board of directors of the Elizabethton-Carter County Foundation, which provides funds for worthy nonprofit organizations in the county.
Cable also loves Christmas, and was instrumental in erecting the new "Merry Christmas" sign on top of Lynn Mountain that can be seen throughout downtown Elizabethton.
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In keeping with his love of Christmas, Cable led the annual Downtown Christmas Parade for several years.
He also led the lighting of the 78-foot-tall Fraser fir. During this time, he selected people who had a connection with the tree and the Folsom house to turn on the Christmas tree lights.
Cable also is known for his philanthropy, collecting spare change from customers throughout the year to donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He has made donations to many others in the area who were victims of disasters.
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"There will always be a place in my heart for Bob," Mayor Curt Alexander said.
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Since Cable had also been in the trucking business, the two had something in common and became such good friends they went to every University of Tennessee football game in 1998, the year the team won the national championship.
"I had the best time of my life when we went together to Las Vegas and Arizona for the national championship. Bob always does everything first class."
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Both Alexander and Cable commented on Cable's civic efforts always becoming big productions.
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Cable said he believes he will enjoy his slower pace.
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Elizabethton civic leader Bob Cable retiring
The Elizabethton Star
www.starhq.com, 29 Nov 2006 [cached]
He was one of downtown's biggest supporters when he was city manager," said Bob Cable, chairman of this year's Christmas Parade Committee.
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It is a good time for the merchants," said Cable.In the past, the parade has been held in the afternoon or early evening. The parade lineup will include all four Carter County high school bands, Elizabethton High School Band, and the T.A. Dugger Junior High Band.Cable said a number of organizations, businesses, churches and schools had indicated they will have floats in the parade."Of course, there will be Boy Scouts, dancers, baton twirlers, cheerleaders, clowns, etc. It's a community event, and we want as much participation as possible.Of course, Santa Claus will be the grand attraction and will ride into town on the fire truck," said Cable. "It's going to be a good parade, and the weather forecast is looking good.We'll just have to wait and see there," he said.
Robert W. "Bob" Cable Jr. ...
www.elizabethtonchamber.com, 2 July 2013 [cached]
Robert W. "Bob" Cable Jr.
Elizabethton Star - Online Edition
www.elizabethton.com, 16 Nov 2004 [cached]
"I think he has a wonderful chance of being our president again," said county GOP officer Bob Cable.President Bush has weathered criticism for what appears to be a murky service record during his time in the National Guard.
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