Funeral services for Robert “Bob” J, Maggart, 81 of Cookeville were held Jan. 31 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment, with military honors, followed in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Dr. Charles McCaskey and Dr. Perryn Rice officiated.
Mr. Maggart died Monday, Jan. 28 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 6, 1931 in Putnam County to the late Robert Pete and Mattie Bell Dyer Maggart.
He was a graduate of Baxter Seminary and earned his industrial technology degree from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (TTU) in 1957. He began his career with Tire Engineers in Cookeville working from 1957 until 1981. Later in 1981 he opened Maggart Tire Company LLC which he owned and operated until his death. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Mattie Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church of Silver Point. He loved NASCAR Racing and was an avid pheasant hunter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tammy Maggart, sister, Mary Clemons, and two brothers, Willard Maggart and Frank Maggart.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Christine Russell Maggart, whom he married Feb. 19, 1955 in Rossville, Ga.; son and daughter-on-law, James and Evon Maggart; grandchildren, Kimberly Maggart and James Robert (Amanda) Maggart; great-grandson, Eric James Maggart; all of Cookeville; sister, Louise (Robert H.) Buck of McMinnville and Cookeville; nephew, Scott Burton; niece, Shannon (Fred) Byrd; great nephews, Lance Byrd and Logan Byrd; and special dear friend Bob Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 565 East 10th Street, Cookeville; Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 317 Liberty Lane, McMinnville, 37110, Mattie Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, 14137 Tucker Ridge Road, Silver Point, TN, 38582 or the Cookeville-Putnam County Animal Shelter, 2105 West Jackson Street, Cookeville, 38501,
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111. Share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 3, 2013