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Robert Mayes's Online Memorial Photo

Memorial Curator

Memorial Biography

Robert (Bob) Ray Mayes, 91, of Franklin, TN, passed from life to eternal life on January 15, 2020 at NHC Cool Springs Place. Mr. Mayes was born on May 17, 1928 in Robertson County to the late Odell Margiotta. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Mayes Electric Service in Nashville and also worked as a farmer, realtor, and truck driver over the years. Bob and his wife were faithful members of Triune Baptist Church for many years, and he was named Deacon Emeritus by the church. He loved country music, antique cars and tractors, farming, his dog Annie, and talking to people, as he never met a stranger. Bob was a faithful husband, son, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Bob was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his loving wife and constant companion of 65 years, Geraldine Clanton Mayes; daughters, Melanie Mayes, Marcia Mayes, and Valerie Mayes Petschulat (David); grandchildren, Geneva Petschulat (Paul Attea), Sam Petschulat, Robert (Rob) Petschulat, Jack Petschulat, Katelyn (Katie) Mayes, Molly Mayes; and great-grandson, Max Attea. He is also survived by his older brother Maurice (Norma) Mayes of Long Island, New York. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm at Triune Baptist Church, located at 8094 Horton Highway, Arrington TN 37014. Pastor Reed Buntin will officiate. Visitation will be an hour earlier at 1 pm. As Bob chose to donate his body to Vanderbilt Research, the burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nashville Rescue Mission.

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