Robert Hill (“Bob”) Geer, 84, of Sparta, passed away on Feb 16, 2019 at Life Care in Sparta. He was born on Nov 29, 1934 to Dave and Denton Geer. Mr. Geer was a member of the Big Springs Church of Christ and retired with 32 years of service from TDOT Sparta.
Mr. Geer will be fondly remembered for his generosity, work ethic and his love and devotion for God, his church, and his family. He set a strong example for many to follow, persevering through hard times and humble good times.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Rhea Cox Geer; his parents, Dave and Denton Geer; brothers, Don Geer, David Geer, Floyd Geer, and sister, Ruth Wilson.
Survivors include three children, Debbie Horton of Sparta, Andy Geer of Sparta and Randy Geer (wife Laura Geer) of Cookeville; three grandchildren, Tisha, Joshua and Andrew; three sisters, Dorothy Speck, Ann Price and Jo Jarvis and husband Bill Jarvis; one sister-in-law, Treva Geer; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Special friends are Lyle Scott, Robert Parrish, Buddy Shockley, James Eller, Harold Massa, and (the late) Tommy Leftwich.
The family will receive friends on Mon, Feb 18, 2019, from 4-8 pm at Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta.
The service will be held on Tues, Feb 19, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Thurman Funeral Home with burial at Big Springs Cemetery. John Lawson will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.