Robert Wayne Sinks

Born in Nashville, TN on February 6, 1940

Departed on May 25, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Wayne was born on February 6, 1940 to the late Margaret Beard Sinks and the late Robert Westly Sinks. His beloved grandparents were William and Earlie Beard and John and Mary Sinks. They were very influential in his life and helped him become the great man that he was. He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Sherrie Davis Sinks; son, Robbie (Leigh) Sinks; daughter, Kellie (Danny) Farrar; five grandchildren, Tyler, Andrew and Gracie Sinks, Shelby and Sydney Farrar; brother John Britton Sinks; nephew, Allen Wayne Sinks; and one niece; and many beloved cousins.

Wayne attended Castle Heights Military Academy and West End High School. He excelled in military school and enlisted in the United States Army National Guard where he received many awards and medals for his marksmanship and commendations for his service.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and in later years, woodcarving and airbrush painting. He was an accomplished athlete and enjoyed all sports and anything outdoors. He loved going to the mountains and the beach equally and sharing all that he loved with his wife. He was an avid Vandy fan, cheering them on for more than 60 years.

He retired from Ford Motor Company, Nashville Glass Plant after 42 years of service. His family and close friends filled his retirement years and he made himself available to help anyone.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Byrn and Bill Cothern officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow service in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association at or The Alzheimer’s Association at or Alive Hospice at

6 Comments to Robert Wayne Sinks

  1. Sue Anne Stone Busby
    May 28, 2019 4:33 pm

    Sherrie I am so sorry for your loss, I know how very hard it is to loose the Love of your Life, so Thankful God gave you many years of Love to share. I want to come to the service so bad, but I am already scheduled for surgery on my foot at 10:00AM in the morning .You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. When you feel like it I will come your way and let’s have lunch and a day to just talk and have fun! I Love You, and God Bless and Keep You in His Loving Arms!!

  2. Bonnie Wood
    May 28, 2019 4:56 pm

    Our families have enjoyed some great times together over the years and am saddened by the passing of this friend.. May he rest in peace and be with the Lord forever…The Sinks family have a special place in our hearts…We have celebrated on the ball fields all over. celebrated anniversaries, births, and most of all love of each other.

  3. Carl Veach
    May 28, 2019 5:46 pm

    Sherrie Wayne was a great friend to us ! He will be greatly missed by all we love you both and prayers for you and family

  4. Kensey and Linda Jenkins
    May 28, 2019 11:30 pm

    God Bless the Sinks family. We are so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Stay strong Sherrie you are loved by many. Wayne was a great man and wonderful father and husband. We love you.

  5. Lionel Guy
    May 29, 2019 2:50 pm

    My heart hurts due to the loss of my dear friend, Wayne. So many thoughts are going through my head. Mostly I have deep sympathy for the entire Sinks family. I am sorry that life and distance got in the way and Wayne and I were unable to share our lives. From talking to Sherrie and seeing all the comments on the social media, Wayne proved to be an exceptional person throughout his life. It makes me happy when I think of how much he was loved. He really was exceptional in so many ways. To Sherrie and Britt and all the Sinks family, I offer my deepest sympathy to you.

  6. Lawrence Herrs
    August 8, 2019 8:51 pm

    To the Sinks family…we found you too late! I was in the Army with Robert in 1962 in Aberdeen Maryland….I have been looking for him for all these years. He had a convertible and we rode around together every weekend and saw the sights. I have some pictures of that car and was hoping to look him up . Please receive our condolences. He was a very special friend. Lawrence Herrs Washington KS

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