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Robert B. Halbert Sr.

Mr. Robert B. Halbert, Sr age 85 of the Taylorsville Community passed away October 3, 2020.  He was born in Wilson County, April 26, 1935, one of eleven children of the late Dr. Thomas Edwin Halbert Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Grissim Halbert.  He was a 1953 graduate of Lebanon High School where he played on the State Champion football team.  He retired from the City of Lebanon Fire Department and was a life-long farmer.  He was of the Presbyterian faith.  He served on the board of Wilson County Farm Bureau, a member of the Wilson County Cattleman’s Association and served on the Wilson County Equalization Board.  He was preceded in death by siblings:  Mary Sue Bland, Hays Halbert, Emile Manning, Ruth Namnoum, Jean Reasonover, Tommy Halbert, Clara Ingram and James Halbert.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Sarah Vance Halbert; three children:  Melinda (Mike) Forbes, Robert “Bob” (Amy) Halbert, Patrick (Carrie) Halbert; seven grandchildren:  Kyle Forbes, Nick (Christy) Forbes, Hannah (Cody) Smith, Emily, Will, Lucas and Grant Halbert; five great-grandchildren:  Troy, Carter, Eli and Brooklyn Forbes, Case Smith; two brothers:  Hamlet and John Halbert.

Graveside services will be held Friday, October 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. from the Wilson County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Sam Vance officiating. Pallbearers:  Kyle and Nick Forbes, Will, Lucas, Tim and Bo Halbert, Gregg Piercey and Doug Lasater.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.  Due to family health concerns all visitors are asked to observe social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.


Messages for the Family

  1. Elaine Mount says:
    I am so sad to hear this. I remember Sarah and Patrick from years ago while working at TXR School. Precious people! My heart and prayers are with this family.
  2. Ken Grissim says:
    Sorry, that another Cousin has passed. The Grissim/Halbert family is dwelling fast. Our hears of heavy .
  3. Ken Grissim says:
    Sorry, to learn another Cousin has passed. the Grissim/Halbert families are dwelling too fast. Our hearts are heavy and we honor you with love!
  4. Kelly Timbs Clemmons says:
    Patrick, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May the many memories you hold in your heart bring comfort to you during this difficult time.
  5. Pam Denny says:
    So sorry to hear this! Robert and Sarah were regular attendees to our Retiree breakfasts. for many years. He will be missed!
  6. Alice M Pryor says:
    So sorry to hear of your father passing Melinda Forbes. Praying for you and your family.
  7. Anita Ricketts Hodges says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  8. Terry & Helen McPeak says:
    We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Hugs and prayers for the whole family. Mr. Robert was a fine person.
  9. Virginia Kirkendoll-Eza & The entire Kirkendoll Family says:
    Sending our condolences.Praying for strength and comfort at this time for the Halbert family.We were all classmates at TXR years ago.
  10. Doris Bowers Shacklett says:
    Patrick and Sarah, my deepest sympathies on the loss of you Dad and Husband. Sarah you were always so good to my Mom and your cousin, Julia. She loved you so much.
  11. Albert Buehler says:
    Sorry for your loss. Robert was a hard working man. I will miss seeing him out on the tractor working in the hay.May he rest in peace, and God bless his family.
  12. Carol Ingram Scott says:
    So sorry for your loss. I know his brothers and sisters welcomed him with open arms in heaven.
  13. Linda White says:
    I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
  14. Wes Dugan says:
    My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I know and worked with Mr Halbert for close to 20 years with his involvement with Farm Bureau. I appreciate greatly all he has done for us. He will be missed. God Bless Wes Dugan