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Collierville Funeral Home

534 West Poplar, Collierville, TN

OBITUARY

Robert Eugene Deyo, Sr.

May 26, 1927July 23, 2019

Robert Eugene Deyo, 92, husband to late Carolyn Hilton Deyo, passed away in his home on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019. He was born, May 26th, 1927 in Fitzgerald, GA to the late H. B. and Mabel Benzing Deyo. He served in the United States Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1948 where he sailed the world. He would frequently share stories of his adventures. He met the love of his life, Carolyn, in 1946 and they later married in 1949. He retired from International Harvester in 1981 and became a full-time grandfather to his five grandchildren to whom he was extremely close. He was loved and adored by all that knew him. In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he was predeceased by his brother, Buck. He is survived by daughter, Sharon Galecki (Kenny), two sons, Robert Deyo, Jr. (Jan) and Bryan Deyo (Dan), five grandchildren, Jacob Galecki, Matthew Galecki, Courtney Moss, Katie Hutto, Kim Lentz and sixteen great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends for Robert will be held Friday, July 26, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017. A celebration of life service will occur Friday, July 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017. An interment will occur Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 9:30 AM at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Memphis, TN 38125.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colliervillefuneral.com for the Deyo family.

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Galecki (Kenny), Daughter
  • Robert Deyo, Jr. (Jan), Son
  • Bryan Deyo (Dan), Son
  • Jacob Galecki, Grandchild
  • Matthew Galecki, Grandchild
  • Courtney Moss, Grandchild
  • Katie Hutto, Grandchild
  • Kim Lentz, Grandchild
  • He is also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren.

    He was predeceased by his parents H. B. and Mabel Benzing Deyo, his wife Carolyn Hilton Deyo, and his brother brother, Buck.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Memories

Robert Eugene Deyo, Sr.

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glinda kelley

July 29, 2019

Sharon, Robert , Bryan & families,
We are so sorry we could not attend the services for your Dad. Your Mom & Dad were very special. I remember them so well at Ardmore.
Praying for all of you,
Jean Everett & Glinda Kelley


FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Robert Eugene Deyo, 92, husband to late Carolyn Hilton Deyo, passed away in his home on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019. He was born, May 26th, 1927 in Fitzgerald, GA to the late H. B. and Mabel Benzing Deyo. He served in the United States Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1948 where he sailed the world. He would frequently share stories of his adventures. He met the love of his life, Carolyn, in 1946 and they later married in 1949. He retired from International Harvester in 1981 and became a full-time grandfather to his five grandchildren to whom he was extremely close. He was loved and adored by all that knew him. In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he was predeceased by his brother, Buck. He is survived by daughter, Sharon Galecki (Kenny), two sons, Robert Deyo, Jr. (Jan) and Bryan Deyo (Dan), five grandchildren, Jacob Galecki, Matthew Galecki, Courtney Moss, Katie Hutto, Kim Lentz and sixteen great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends for Robert will be held Friday, July 26, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017. A celebration of life service will occur Friday, July 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017. An interment will occur Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 9:30 AM at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Memphis, TN 38125.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colliervillefuneral.com for the Deyo family.