OBITUARY: Bobby Earl Lax


Mr. Bobby Earl Lax passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022, he was 83 years old.

Bobby Earl Lax was born in Statesville TN to Eunice Williamson Lax and R.D. Lax. He was part of the Ralph Sloan square dancing team, a member of the Wilson County Fair Board, a Shriner, and a member of the Gladeville Joppa Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing and attended Friendship Baptist Church. He retired from AVCO/Textron.

Mr. Lax is survived by his children: Susan (Danny) Wilson, Pam (Robert) Cooksey, and Ricky Lax; grandchildren: Robert Wilson and Alicia (Robert) Stachura; brother-in-law: Jerry (Joyce) Baty; cousins: Clifford (Libby) Dunn, Loretta Colby, and Barbara Mason; numerous other cousins; and devoted caregiver: Debbie Barr.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Linda Lax and parents Eunice and R.D. Lax.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Danny Sellars, is 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery will follow the service.

Pallbearers: Robert Stachura, Robert Cooksey, Ricky Lax, Jerry “Scooter” Merryman, Tommy Knowles, and Ted Williams. Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Wilson, Danny Wilson, Dude Maddox, Ernest Sanders, Wayne Drennon, Mark Willoughby, Clifford Dunn, Charles Lasater, James Hayes, Bev Spickard, Ben Hurt, Jeff Daughtery, James Denny, and the Joppa Masonic Lodge.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home on Saturday from 4-7 p.m., with the Masonic Service at 7 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m.

Please make Memorial Donations in his name to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and/or Joseph’s Storehouse (1960 SE Tater Peeler Rd, Lebanon TN). Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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