Cover photo for Ray Glenn Roberts's Obituary
Ray Glenn Roberts Profile Photo
1928 Ray 2023

Ray Glenn Roberts

December 18, 1928 — December 6, 2023

Ray Glenn Roberts, 94, of Nashville, TN passed peacefully at home the morning of December 6 surrounded by family. He was born on December 18, 1928, in Manchester, TN, to the late Walter Hale and Beulah Roberts. Glenn was a family man to the core. Nothing made him happier than gathering the whole family together to celebrate an event or holiday over a meal. 

Having three boys, there was always some sort of activity requiring his attention. Weekends were filled with football and baseball games, camping trips, fishing, and hunting. The boys enjoyed a great childhood because Glenn sacrificed his free time to make it happen. He spent many cold and rainy nights sleeping on the ground with Boy Scouts from troop 60. Glenn was always on the sideline for the football or baseball game when the boys were playing. He showed them how to dig worms, bait hooks, and have fun even if the fish weren’t biting. He taught the boys that fun was being together as a family whether in the station wagon on vacation or cutting a few truckloads of firewood.

Glenn was still heavily involved with the boys even after wives entered the picture, he just had to call on a different set of skills. He now became the expert in everything DIY.  He and the boys tackled almost every job in home construction. He was still in a crawl space soldering plumbing pipe in his 80’s. He enjoyed the sense of accomplishment he experienced working side by side with the boys, especially when they were adding value and saving money. Glenn’s favorite hobby was working on the farm. It didn’t matter if he was cutting grass, bailing hay, or tilling his big garden, these chores always kept a smile on his face. 

Glenn also made significant contributions to the community. He was a longtime member of Bellevue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He was awarded the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver from the Middle TN Council for his distinguished service to local Boy Scouts. 

Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Gladys; sons Jeff Roberts (Vickie, passed 5/8/22), Steve Roberts (Pat), Russ Roberts (Leslie); grandchildren Stephanie Roberts, Emily McReynolds (Josh), Courtney Williams (Brian), Susan Hough (Cody), Brad Roberts (Zoe), Mackenzie Caraballo (Anthony), Hannah Roberts; great grandchildren Josie and Hazel McReynolds, Quinton and Oliver Williams, Evelyn, Raelynn, and Maelynn Hough, Beau, Henry, and Gunnar Roberts.

There will be a Visitation on Tuesday December 12, 2023 from 9:30 am until the Celebration of Life at 11:30 am. All events will be held at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home located at 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial plants.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Ray Glenn Roberts, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

9:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home, & Cremation Center

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home, & Cremation Center

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 321

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers