September 16, 2022
ROBBIE DEAN WHEELER CALLIS – Age 78 of Lebanon passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at her residence. She was preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Evelyn Wheeler of Smithville; husband of over 40 years, Jerry Baxter Callis; daughter, Karen “Sissy” Eldridge; sisters, Bobbie Pedigo Woods, Helen Rose Keith, Christine Matthews; brother, Eudean Wheeler; infant brother and sister; grandson, Joshua Mack Eldridge; and granddaughter, Jennifer Smotherman. She is survived by children, John “Bubba” (Karen) Hale, Rita “Tinky” (Frankie) Vaughn, Brenda Hale Eldridge, Leslie Williams, John Callis, Jerry Wayne (Dana) Callis, and Randell (Laura) Brady; sisters, Marlene Goodwin, Judy Wheeler Lattimore Johnson, and Wanda Sue Wilkerson; 19 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, & 1 great great grandchild; caregivers, Debbie Pedigo Hawkes and Janice Pedigo Pierce; special son-in-law, Aaron Massingille; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a founding member of Family Baptist Church and loved the Lord. She was born in Smithville, TN and received her GED in 1983. She owned and operated Rabbits Farm in home daycare and was an assisted living facility owner. She also worked at the Garment Factory/ Lebanon Jeans for nearly 20 years and the Waffle House. She loved to travel.
There will be a Celebration of Life service on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Family Baptist Church, 81 Franklin Rd., Lebanon, TN. Dinner on the grounds following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the Shriner’s Hospital or Disabled American Veterans.
PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL in care of arrangements 615-444-7007 www.partlow chapel.com