Robert E. Dees, 90

Published 10:12 am Thursday, March 31, 2022

Robert Edward Dees, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice Home in Collierville, TN.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Funeral services were heldĀ  Sunday, April 3, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the interment at Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland. The family received friends one hour prior to the funeral service.

Robert was born on Jan. 31, 1932, to the late Robert Preston and Altie Mae Mooney Dees in Eudora. During his lifetime, he honorably served our country with the U.S. Army in the Korean War and worked as a shift engineer for TVA for many years. Robert was also a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Free Masons (Lodge #707) out of Memphis, and a proud member of Tocowa Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

The family he leaves behind includes his daughter, Susan Messer of Prentiss; two sons, Dennis Perry Dees (Dorothy) of Arlington, TN, and Robert Douglas Dees of Cedar Rapids, IA; 6 grandchildren, Rob, Carole, Andy, Adam, Alan, and Jacob; and 5 great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Clara Dees; and two sisters, Christine White and Edna Carpenter.