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Obituary - Robert "Hoss" Cartwright



Robert H. "Hoss" Cartwright of Shelbyville, Tenn., passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Heritage Medical Center after extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Cartwright, John Stanford and Mike Sudberry officiating.  Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery with Ron Dewitt ministering at the graveside service. Visitation will be Monday, October 25 beginning at 4:00p.m at Doak-Howell Funeral Home.

Born May 22, 1931 in Bedford County, he was the son of the late Robert Thomas Cartwright & Alberta Thomas Cartwright and was preceded in death by sons Robert H. “Little Bobby” Cartwright, Paul Thomas “Jake" Cartwright and brother Robert Glynn Cartwright. He was married to Jane Louise Gentry Cartwright for nearly 60 years. He was a graduate of Shelbyville Central High School, was owner of Cartwright Block and Ready Mix of Shelbyville and Lewisburg, Tenn., Cartwright Trucking Co., Inc of Shelbyville. He was one of the founding directors of Peoples Bank of Bedford County and enjoyed farming cooking his famous chili, frying fish, cooking & pulling barb-b-que. He was a great friend to everyone he met and always lending a helping hand. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.

Survivors, Daughter Suzy (Keith) Johnson of Shelbyville Grandchildren, Adam Johnson, Joel (Kecia) Johnson, Emily (Chris) Cartwright-White all of Shelbyville and Paula Cartwright Walker of Woodberry. Four great-grandchildren, Tanner & Tucker Johnson and Raven & Hunter Walker.

Memorials may be made to the Bedford County 4-H Club c/o Bedford County Agriculture Extension Agency of Bedford County or the Cartwright Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Peoples Bank of Bedford County.

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