Robert Neal Frisbie, age 88, departed this life peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, May 6, 2018. Neal was a lifelong resident of Lawrenceburg and enjoyed many years of making wonderful memories with family and friends. He was married to his beloved Geneva for 64 years before her death. He also was preceded in death by their son, Rick. Neal is survived by one son, Steve and wife, Sheila of Lawrenceburg; and one daughter, Nelia Vaden and husband, Paul of Franklin. Surviving grandchildren are Rebecca Wright, Stephanie Bailey, Sarah Cope, Molly Callicott, Katie Vaden, Ned Vaden, Jim Vaden, and Brent Frisbie. Neal also cherished the love of his twenty-one great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Neal had many hobbies, including making bluebird boxes which numbered in the thousands over a 40 year period. He was a member of several organizations and started the Frisbie Fryers, a local fish cooking team. Neal was honored as Lawrenceburg's Citizen of the Year in 2008. He was certainly a patriotic American, serving honorably in the TN Army National Guard and retiring as Chief Warrant Officer after 33 years.
The family extends special thanks to Neal's caregivers: Margaret Staggs, Lesia Jackson, Ann Fisher, Mary Hodge, Susie Davis, Bonnie Benson, April Dent, and Avalon Hospice Care.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 4:00 PM Tuesday, May 08, 2018, with Kevin Marston officiating. Interment will follow at Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN with full military honors. Memorials may be made to Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church, where Neal was a lifelong member and where he and Geneva raised their children.