John "Bobby" R. Flanders

October 20, 1947January 19, 2013

John R. “Bobby” Flanders, 65, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Macon Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will meet friends on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, M#20, Atlanta GA 30326.

Mr. Flanders was born in Macon, Georgia to the late John Fred Flanders. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Flanders was retired from Bellsouth Communications. Bobby was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a devoted husband, son, father, grandfather, and brother.

He is survived by his wife, Kay C. Flanders of Macon, mother, Emily Flanders of Chauncey, daughter, Gabrielle Flanders of Atlanta, step children, Luke Rozier (fiancé Casey Dobbs) Brunswick, Logan Rozier (Chadd Bickleman) of Macon, GA, Landon Rozier of Valdosta, grandchildren, Kaylan Rozier and Scarlett Rozier, sister, Donna (Bill) Tomerlin of Chauncey, brothers, Mike Flanders of Chauncey, Wayne (Wanda) Flanders of Macon, brother-in-law, Ray (Barbara) Coats of Tallahassee, FL and sister-in-law, Cynthia Coats of Valdosta, and several nieces and nephews.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2013

John "Bobby" R. Flanders

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Jonathan & Hayley (Glisson) Moore

January 25, 2013

Mrs. Kay,
We we so sad to hear of Mr. Bobby's passing. We are grateful to have gotten to know him & your family during the summers at Colonels Island. He will be remembered fondly by our family & so many others. We're praying for each of you & will truly miss him this summer & the summers to come.

Jacque Nguyen

January 24, 2013

Kay, The Memorial Service for Bobby, was truly a Beautiful Celebration of his Life. From the letter that you had written as well as his friend, the songs sang were all so touching, and the numerous friends and family that attended, it really made you know exactly what kind of guy Bobby was. I was just " In Awe of " how many men stood up that had fished and hunted with him. He was well loved my many. The full Military and Masonic part of the ceremony was just as special. Bobby will be dearly missed, but remember he will live on in your hear forever.
Love you,

Jeri Wallace

January 24, 2013

Kay, The service for Bobby was so beautiful and fitting. I did not know Bobby was a Marine, but to know who he was that is surely not surprising. It is so hard to believe he is gone. I saw him last at Marks funeral. I remember alot of laughs and good times. Bobby was such a great host! I remember his love for his family and little Kaylan, for cooking and for the outdoors. I mostly remember his love for you and yours for him- a gift from God. Bobby will live on in your heart Kay. I love you sista. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for many months to come.

Sandy Kennedy Bishop

January 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends !
I have known the Flanders family since I was a small child!
Some of their family live in Chauncey Ga where my family
Is also from!
RIP Bobby.. You will be missed
By so many .

Billie Jones

January 24, 2013

SO sorry to hear about your loss. you and your family are in my prayers.
Billie Jones

Monty Wilson

January 23, 2013

I am so sorry to here about Bobby. He was a dear old friend from school and CoWorker at Bellsouth. My heart goes out to his family. I pray that he is with the Lord today.

Diana Parkerson

January 23, 2013

Kay, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family.


January 22, 2013

I sure hated to read this in the paper today!!!Only knew you in your younger years, but you were such a sweetie...Prayers go out to your family..

January 22, 2013

We will miss you Bobby
Lisa Stewart

Carol Smith

January 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of Bobbys passing. I've known him since grammer school. He was the cutest lil boy always happy. Then we both worked for Ma Bell
and have seen him at reunions in the past. Bobby was always a good friend and such a sweet person. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless