Robert Joseph Read

Born in Nashville, TN on October 2, 1925

Departed on January 5, 2011 and resided in Nashville, TN

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READ, Robert, Jr. age 85, Nashville, January 5, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Jean Douglas Read; sons, David Tristie Read and Robert J. JulieRead III; grandchildren, Erin, Katie and Sara Read; sister, Doroth Read McGinnis; nephews, Ben and Scott McGinnis. He is a graduate of Cohn High School and attended Peabody College and University of Tennessee night school. Retired from Bell South after 37 ½ years of service. He served in WWII, Signal Corps and was a Staff Sgt. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Tennessee Telephone Pioneers, Communication Workers of America and American Legion Post 5. The funeral service will be at 2 pm, Friday, January 7, 2011 at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Rev. Ben McGinnis officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation, Thursday, 3-8 pm at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME 6962 Charlotte Pk 615 352-9400

5 Comments to Robert Joseph Read

  1. Sandra/Don Ashmore
    January 5, 2011 12:00 am

    Sending our condolences to you, Jean, and family. God bless you during this difficult time.

    Sandra and Don Ashmore

  2. Melanie Arrowood
    January 5, 2011 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Read. he will be greatly missed.

  3. Cyndi Duke
    January 6, 2011 12:00 am

    My deepest thoughts and prayers to the family. I am a co-worker at David’s office.

  4. Russ Lauer
    January 6, 2011 12:00 am

    I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  5. Bill and Tracey Ray
    January 7, 2011 12:00 am

    My wife and I were so sad to learn of the passing of Mr. Read. We will always remember Bob and his kind, caring and gentle ways. May God welcome and bless him with love and give comfort to Jean and all the family during this difficult time. – Bill & Tracey Ray