Hiefner, Robert Lee (Decatur)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Robert Lee Hiefnar, 78, of Decatur, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Spring City Care and Rehab. 

He was a son of the late Creed and Opal Sewell Hiefnar and was of the Baptist faith. Robert was retired from the construction industry where he worked as a laborer for many years and was a well known logger. 

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Lowe Hiefnar of Decatur; a son, Alan Hiefnar and his wife Amber of Merritt Island Fl.; daughter, Jessica Hiefner of Knoxville; brothers: Donald Heifnar and Norris Hiefnar both of Decatur; a sister, Sue Womack of Decatur; and four grandchildren, Colton Hiefnar, Trenton Edwards, Jessica Goodwin, and Kaitlyn Goodwin. Several nieces, nephews, other extended family and a host of friends also survive. 

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Guffey and the Rev. Paul Fox officiating. 

Interment will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 21, at noon. Alan Hiefnar, Michael “Fat Boy” White, Johnny Fairbanks, Tim McCarty, Charlie Kyle, Bud Moore, and Terry Hayes will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, from 5-7 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home prior to the services. 

Arrangements are by Bowers Funeral Home, Inc., Decatur Chapel of Decatur, TN. 423-334-3661.



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