Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home

501 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN


Robert Shay

April 1, 1941September 9, 2019

Bobby Shay, age 78, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was a resident of Lawrence County and a member of Immanuel Baptist church. He loved woodworking, gardening, and his animals. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe Oliver and Flora Shay; Brothers, Aldine Shay, Denis Shay, Tommy Shay, Jimmy Shay; Sister, Imogene Grant

He is survived by his Wife of 48 years, Roberta Shay; Sons, Joseph Shay (Ashley), John Shay; Brothers, Terry Shay (Bretha), Neal Shay (Carolyn); Grandchildren, Azia Evans, Bannon Evans; mother-in-law, Beverly Swafford (Burch); Brothers-in-law, Bruce Malone (Sandy), Bill Malone; Sister-in-law, Lori Burcham (Tim); Several nieces and nephews; Special friends, Johnny Gray, Rebecca Garrett and Family; Special Pets, Otis, Rosie, JJ, Pepe, Soxie, Tuxie, Fluffy

A Memorial Service will be held at Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Elephant Sanctuary, Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, or A Kids Place.


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Lorraine Bervaldi

September 13, 2019

Sending our love and condolences to Roberta, John and Joe. May you find comfort in your memories.
Much love from your cousin Lori & family

Linda Coon

September 13, 2019

Dear Roberta, Family & Friends , , , I send my love and condolences to you and hope you will find some comfort in knowing that Bobby's kindnesses he showed, the comfort he shared and the love he brought into your lives , will never leave you. Keeping you all in my heart and prayers.
Linda Shay Coon