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Robert Lee Messer

April 12, 1935 — November 16, 2023

Talbott, TN

Robert Lee Messer

 

Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City

ROBERT L. MESSER, age 88, went home after a lingering illness on November 16, 2023. Robert was saved about 15 years ago. He was very active in the community for years and was a member of the Rescue Squad. He worked on several jobs over the years, and owned and operated several grocery stores. He retired from Carson Newman University with over 30 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, Salie and Edith Messer; wife of 45 years, Mary Ruth Messer; son, Glenn Messer; granddaughter, Lisa Stout; sister, Betty Jean Ingram.  He is survived by her caregiver granddaughter, Misty Hannah; sons, Bobby Messer and wife Donna, Johnny Messer and wife Becky; grandson, Shannon Messer; great-grandchildren, Denver and Lee Stout and Chris Hannah; brother, Ralph Messer and wife Sherry; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2023 at Farrar Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Scott Ingram and Rev. Ralph Messer officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery for an 11:00 a. m. graveside service. The family will be at the home of Bobby and Donna Messer.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN  865-475-3892

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Visitation

Monday, November 20, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City

411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 20, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City

411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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