Bobby Ray Church- Bob passed away peacefully on Friday, November 22, 2019 at his home in Franklin, TN. He leaves behind a legacy of love for his family, devotion to his country and its armed services, and commitment to his savior, Jesus Christ.
He is lovingly remembered as a husband, brother, father and grandfather. As a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army, Bob rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and received the distinguished Legion of Merit, among many other recognitions. An active member of Brentwood Baptist Church, he was a member of the Encouragers Life Group and the Condolence Committee. For those that knew him well, he will be fondly remembered for striking up long conversations with potential friends, also known as strangers, and for a willingness to run errands for loved ones at anytime of the day or night.
Mr. Church has been joyously reunited in Heaven with his parents, Erwin and Mae Church; bother, Lester; sister, Vanessa. He is survived by his wife, Retha Church; children, Tommy Church, Janan Church and Bobby Church; step-children, Jonah Hickson, Charis Hickson, Drew Fletcher (Lynsi) and Katie Belvin (Michael); five delightful grandchildren that loved their Poppy, Willamina Church, Henry and Ezra Fletcher, Charlotte and Evelyn Belvin; brothers, Vance Church and Gary Church (Jo Anne); many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. and Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.