Robert Owen Wiseman

Born in Nashville, TN on July 17, 1952

Departed on September 22, 2011 and resided in Nashville, TN

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WISEMAN, Robert Owen "Bobby the Hat" - Age 59 years, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Wiseman retired with the Metro Government after 39 years of service. He was the pastor of the community family of Blakemore Primitive Baptist Church. His philosophy on life was the sun, fun, and good times with family and friends. Survived by wife of 35 years, Gina Wiseman; daughter, Robbie Wiseman; son, Daniel Page Wiseman; his second mother, Hazel Burnett; niece and nephew, Ashley and Keith. A Life Celebration service will be on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at 2pm, at the West Harpeth Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Nashville Humane Society. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday from 12noon until the service hour at

23 Comments to Robert Owen Wiseman

  1. Randy Stafford
    September 23, 2011 12:00 am

    Robert always had a smile and an outstretched hand every time we ran in to one another, and more often than not, would hand me a cigar with the other. I cannot believe he has left this life, but I’m confident he is happy, healthy, smiling and making new friends in the New Life into which he has now transitioned. God bless you, Robert, and May God watch over your family until you are all together again. Thank you for your friendship.

  2. Angela Ingram
    September 23, 2011 12:00 am

    I’ll miss you Robert, May you rest in peace.

  3. Mike Dyce
    September 23, 2011 12:00 am

    robert was a great coworker and friend. A very funny man. He will be missed.

  4. Karen Miller
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    Gina, I am so sorry to hear about Robert. I wish I could be there to hold your hand. Our family knows exactly what you are going through, as my I have lost 2 brothers-in-law. I will pray for you and hope to come and see you soon.
    Love, Karen

  5. Rick and Terrie Welch
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    We will miss you . Things happen so suddenly. Our Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family .

    Respectfully ,
    Rick , Terrie , and Wendy Welch

  6. Stacy Whitson
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    Robert was always larger than life. His smile and laughter will always remain in all he met. Your family will be in our prayers.
    Stacy and Kevin Whitson

  7. Chris Yarbrough
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    While it has been years since I last saw him, I still remember his presence. He always seemed to be such a joyful man. I know all of his family and friends will miss him dearly. My prayers and best wishes are with his family. To the Family: Though he now and forever will reside in the kingdom of Heaven, he will always remain in your heart.

  8. Justin Backus
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    My heart goes out to Robbie, her mom and the rest of the family. Robert was a great man with a big heart. I have many wonderful memories of the times spent with the Wiseman family. I will miss him and remember the good times.

  9. michael bradley
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    I am sad to hear of Robert’s passing and my prayers are with his family at this time. He was a great help to me during my work with Metro Government and I will always remember his positive and cheerful outlook! May the Lord be with you!

  10. Vernon Longmire
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    My favorite ,,, was seeing himwhen I was security at Metro South East , He came in with that great smile of his and a Brown Bag with country Ham and Biscut . He always had some kind of sandwhich , He to smell good just like me and woud ask each other what kind are you wearing today! It was never a dull moment with me and Robert. I will truly miss him so much

  11. Gayle Hill
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    Gina, my thoughts and prayers will be with you through the coming hours and days. Remember that the Lord will wrap His loving arms around you and carry you through this valley. Love to all of your family.

  12. Samantha
    September 24, 2011 12:00 am

    All of our thoughts and prayers are with the Wiseman family. We will hold a special spot in our hearts for the man with the big smile and kind heart. Love you all, Samantha, Brady and Avery Urbanek
    Sherry and Robert Welch

  13. Jan Roder
    September 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Gina, Robbie, Daniel and family, There are no words I can say to help at this time. But May your comfort be in our Lord and Savior. Though we will miss Robert, he is in a much better place than we will ever find on earth. I hate that I can’t be with you today, but please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and if there is anything I can do, please let me know. Love you all.

  14. Mark & Tammy Dodd
    September 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Gina, Robbie, Daniel and family,we are praying for the comfort and assurance in knowing you will see Robert again in a place of no sorrow one day. We loved that man. He was such a great joy to the family. We always knew when you all were coming for Thanksgiving Robert would have us smiling and laughing. He was the life of the place.

    Much love and prayers.
    Mark & Tammy

  15. Cheryl Tyler Massey
    September 25, 2011 12:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Robert’s family and friends. We attended Hume Fogg Tech together from Sept. 1967 until we graduated in June 1970. Robert and I had several classes together over the years, but I remember the most clearly our having Mr. James Sowell for English in the 12th grade. Robert always had a smile on his face and was nice to everyone. Again, my deeptest sympathy to his family and friends.

  16. Sharon Felton
    September 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Robert took joy in so many parts of life: not only his family, but his dog, and his swimming pool, and his Hawaiian shirts, and his hats and his convertible, and… Robert was one of those guys that “grabbed onto the gusto” of life. You know, I can’t ever cook chili again without thinking of Robert. He was a great joy to know. I miss you already, friend of mine.

  17. Robert I Smith
    September 26, 2011 12:00 am

    I knew Robert only through training classes and would see him occasionally around the workplace. He always had a smile on his face and liked to have fun. I will personally miss him. I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

  18. Mary Ellen Jackson
    September 26, 2011 12:00 am

    I worked with Robert for many years in MWS Human Resources. After my father passed away in 1989, Robert told me my dad had set up his first savings account at Third National Bank Hopalong Kassidy Account and we were friends for many years. Saw him shortly after the flood when he came to our Permits office. I will miss his smiling face and cheerful being.

  19. Rebecca Yablonski
    September 26, 2011 12:00 am

    I am so shocked to hear this today. I am so very sorry for the family. Robert was a fine fellow, always a smile on his face when you see him. Too young, and gone too soon. I saw him in May of 2010, during the flood problems, when I worked at Permits to help out with the flood victims. Even with all he had been through, he still had that infectious smile of his. I know he will be sadly missed.

  20. Melissa Moody Womack
    September 26, 2011 12:00 am

    I was sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you and your family will find comfort in your fond memories.

  21. Min. Debra F. Mcknight
    September 27, 2011 12:00 am

    I was sadden to hear this.I worked with Robert at MWS Maintenace Dept and went to some of his classes and he would always make you smile. He will be missed I will Continue to pray for your strength in the time of need. Peace be with you.

  22. Ginny
    September 27, 2011 12:00 am

    Daniel: I am so sorry for you and the Wiseman family. Didn’t know your Dad real well but loved seeing his contagious smile and humor. You will follow in his footsteps, I am sure. Miss you at work.

  23. Susie Clark
    October 5, 2011 12:00 am

    I only learned today of Robert Wiseman’s passing today. Prayers and peace go out to his wife Gina and family. Though my previous employer, CAO Cigars I had the pleasure of working with him for various events. He always came with a Big Smile and even bigger heart. His visits will be greatly missed and always remembered.