Robert Eugene (Bob) Haynes, 81, of Nashville, TN passed away peacefully at his home
on the morning of January 16, 2023. He was born March 23,1941 to Eugene H. Haynes
and Imogene King Haynes in Humboldt,TN. He graduated from Humboldt High School
in 1959. After working hard to pay for his college education, he received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Economics from Lambuth College in Jackson,TN in 1967. Following
graduation, he went to work for Traveler’s Insurance in Columbus, Georgia and was
later transferred to the office in Athens. While in Athens, he met his future wife,
Katherine MacGregor Lilburn who was attending the University of Georgia. They had
their first date in April of 1969, became engaged in May and married on August
30,1969. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage together.
They moved to Nashville in 1970 and then to Hendersonville in 1972, where they lived
for 32 years. In 2004, they moved back to Nashville. Bob worked for Johnson &
Johnson’s Veterinary Medicine division for seven years, then worked in sales for
Sweetheart Cup for 28 years. After Sweetheart, he worked for his son-in-law, Tim
Helton, for three years. When his children were growing up, Bob coached both of their
soccer teams every year. He would run up and down the sidelines and give his teams
lots of positive encouragement and hugs. He played in an adult soccer league until he
was 50 years old and coached the boy’s soccer team at Beech High School for two
years. Bob loved golf and played 2-3 times a week after he retired. He was an avid
fisherman and often walked down to the Harpeth River from our home. He loved sports
and watched them all. He was passionate about his Tennessee Vols, the Tennessee
Titans and also the Nashville Predators! He was a member and past President of the
Noon Sertoma Club in Hendersonville, TN. He volunteered for the Country Music Hall
of Fame and served for several years on the board of our community. He was always
volunteering to do little jobs for our family, friends and neighbors. Above all, he loved
his family with all of his heart. He was always there for us and we knew that his love
was unconditional. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his
wife, Katherine, his son Sean Alexander Haynes and wife Tonya of Brentwood, his
daughter Robin Elizabeth Helton and husband Tim of Nashville and his sister Barbara
Parker and husband Frank of Trenton, TN. He was the proud grandfather of five
grandchildren: Beck Haynes, Kiersten Haynes, Taylor Helton, Murray Helton and
Brennan Helton. He was also a proud great grandfather of five month old Kyng who is
the son of Kiersten Haynes and her fiancé River Risner. In addition, he is survived by a large and very loving extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. Most of them were able to visit him in his final days. Bob was a member of Crosspoint Church for 18
years. In his last days of life he told all of us that he was holding the hand of Jesus.
Celebration of life for Bob Haynes
January 27, 2023
Visitation 11:00am - 12:30pm
Service to follow immediately
Cross Point Church Bellevue
7675 US Highway 70 S
Nashville, TN 37221
We are asking to please make a donation in lieu of flowers to either Autism Speaks, St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital, Cross Point Church, Faith Women Ministry or ISAC Kids. These
organizations meant the world to him and it is what he requested.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Cross Point Church
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