OBITUARY

Robert Henderson Gresham

October 8, 1939March 2, 2019

Mr. Robert “Robin” Henderson Gresham, age 79, of Rome, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his residence from Parkinson Disease. Mr. Gresham was born in Silver Creek, Georgia October 8, 1939. He was the son of the late James P. Gresham, Sr. and Lorena D. Gresham. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara G. Herrin and a brother, James P. Gresham, Jr. He graduated from Rome High School in 1957, attended West Georgia and Shorter College. He was a U.S. Army veteran active duty in 1962, and the Reserves from 1962-1968. He worked with International Business Machines in customer service and sales for 16 years and was the owner of Business Machines of Rome for 14 years. He was active in Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in many ways over the years including Chairman of Deacons, Sunday School Director, Sunday School Teacher, choir member, softball team and the bus ministry. He was a member of the Rome Jaycees, Exchange Club of Rome, Rome Floyd County Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary. He was an avid sportsman, B&S Construction State Champion Softball Team, youth softball coach, Alto Park Booster Club basketball team, YMCA volleyball league and an avid golfer. His achievements and awards also included Little League All American, 1952, and Georgia Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Susan “Sue” Warren Gresham to whom he was married on June 14, 1963; one son, Robert K. Gresham, Rome; one daughter, Sue Anne Morgan, Atlanta, and her partner Tammy Self; granddaughter, Kelsey R. Morgan, Seattle, WA; three sisters, Carolyn G. Pappalardo, Fitzgerald, Mary G. Underwood, Rome, Susan G Williamson, Newnan; and one brother, David W. Gresham, wife Norma, of Rome. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Oaknoll Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11:30 – 1:30 at Trinity United Methodist Church (Old Fifth Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary) with Rev. Bill Davies officiating. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made to the William S. Davies Shelters, Inc., PMB 391, 3 Central Plaza, Rome, Georgia 30161 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station. P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Please visit our website at www.daniels-funeralhome.com to share fond memories.

  • DONATIONS

  • William S. Davies Shelter, Inc.
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

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Ken Dudley

March 7, 2019

As a young neighbor boy growing up, Robin Gresham was one of my heroes. As I grew to adulthood he never disappointed me. Rest in peace, Robin. The battle is over.

Jana Keil

March 6, 2019

I have known Robin Gresham my whole life. He and my Dad, Hunter Bradley were a dynamic duo and dearest friends in their high school days. They both dated and married girls named "Sue". My earliest memories of Robin are from my parent's wedding photos! Even though our family lived in Chattanooga, there was rarely a holiday celebration in Rome that did not include Robin and Sue. They have always been more than friends, they are family.
Over the past several years, Robin's decline was evident, however his smile and spirit remained. I am so thankful to have known Robin and to have witnessed the joy (and stories) that come from a lifetime of friendship. There are two friends in heaven who are enjoying a sweet reunion today. My heart is sad, but full. Robin, you will be missed, but you live on in the memories of those who knew and loved you. Rest in peace sweet man.

Barry & Cathy Watson

March 5, 2019

Like so many we first knew Robin through a business machine need, but through that he became a friend. When we had Minuteman Press Robin came to our rescue by providing 2 copiers so that we could make a deadline on a huge job. (Our copier that was part of the Minuteman start up package was down, no chance of repair) Please know that you're in our prayers at this difficult time.

Carol Powell

March 5, 2019

Robin and my father, Roy C. Brand worked together for IBM. We were blessed to know Robin. Our hearts are saddened to learn of his passing. My mother and I are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers. Frances Brand and Carol J. Powell

CURT YARBROUGH

March 5, 2019

Robin thanks for the memories.
Rest in peace in Gods care.

Jerry and Nancy Sharp

March 4, 2019

We think Robin was one of the best men we have ever known. Our condolences go to all the family. Robin will be missed by many.

Jerry and Nancy Sharp

Chip Mitchell

March 3, 2019

Robin was a great guy. I really learned a lot about how to be a deacon from watching Robin. He was a fun guy to be around and is really going to be missed.

Marsha Dempsey

March 3, 2019

In the words of Mother (Freda), “Robin was a nice guy.” I agree. He was the best! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Marsha Dempsey

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