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Robert Austin Paulk, Sr.

Manchester - Memorial services for Mr. Robert Austin Paulk, Sr., age 82, of Beechgrove, TN, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tullahoma, TN with Pastor Alex Hoffner officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until time of service at the church. Robert passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.

Robert was born in Wray, GA, the son of the late John C. and Ruby Marjorie Gay Paulk. He was an aeronautical engineer at AEDC and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Robert was an avid sailor, and enjoyed building a 26-foot concrete boat. He was interested in politics and volunteered with Coffee County Mental Health Association and Centerstone.

In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by an infant son. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Eldri S. Paulk; three children, Robert Paulk, Jr., Anne (Kenny) Parker, and John (Sonja) Paulk; seven grandchildren, Daniel (Sarah) Parker, Shelley Parker, Marybeth Parker, Rebecca Parker, Seth Parker, Eliana Paulk, and Jack Paulk; two great grandchildren, Joseph and Andrew Parker; two brothers, Ron and Alan; one sister, Cecile; several nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Doris; and many dear friends.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Paulk family.


Carol Haislip says:

We will miss Bob and all the times we shared playing dominoes and visiting. He was a wonderful man with a witty sense of humor and a kind man. He was a great neighbor, and we extend our sympathy to his loving family who are grieving but are comforted by many sweet memories of Bob and the knowledge that he is with Jesus. Carol and Jerry Carr

Cecile Sumner says:

Sad but know he is better with Jesus. He was a sweet brother.

Gloria & Wendell Adell says:

I first met Bob 60+ years ago & then I introduced him to Eldri. Great story & happy together so many years.
Bob was a great friend & fun to be around.
Praying for peace for each family member. He is now RIP. God bless you all that are grieving. Gloria & Wendell


He will be truly missed. I enjoyed seeing him in the clinic and he was always a very pleasant man and very heart warming person. May god be with him in his travels in heaven. God bless the family.

David Lanham says:

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I worked closely with Bob at AEDC for several years, and he was kind, hard-working, and always willing to teach. May God provide peace and comfort to the entire family at this difficult time.

Tom Bentley says:

You are already missed by your friends. I will not forget our time spent together in Panama City while trying to get a boat from Marathon to Galveston. What an adventure that turned out to be as we advanced a few miles on each leg of a once in a lifetime adventure. You and Eldri will remain near to us all, living on in our collective memories.

May peace and his understanding abide with your family,

Tom Bentley

Ann Byrom says:

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I knew that he hadn't been well but it seemed to be sudden to me. He will be missed by all his and Eldri's friends and especially by his church family. He spent many hours helping with chores and various activities at the church. We had many good times and laughs together over the years and have many happy memories to recall. I had been keeping him in my prayers for healing and will continue to pray for Eldri and his family during this difficult time. Please remember that he is now in God's hands with no more pain and suffering and may the beautiful memories that you have made together comfort you in the days to come.

John Martin Paulk, Sr. says:

I am sad that my dad has passed, but glad he's in Heaven with Jesus!

And He said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise."
Luke 23:43 ESV

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