OBITUARY: Roberta (Robbie) Bryars Deree


Our family is heartbroken to announce the passing of Roberta (Robbie) Bryars Deree, 96, of Lebanon, Tennessee.

Robbie joined her Heavenly Father, devoted husband, William Deree, and four siblings: Lucille Bryars-Owings, William Bryars, Imogene Bryars- Jacobs, and Allen Eugene Bryars, and her daughter Tami Leigh, on July 2, 2022. She ended her earthly journey at our home in the care of her granddaughter, Stephanie Nelson while surrounded by her loved ones.

It is impossible to sum up the vibrant ninety-six years of life that Robbie lived. She was born in the roaring 20’s in Oakton, Kentucky and raised in Arkansas. Her wild spirit led her through Illinois, California, Arizona, and Tennessee. Passionate about travel, Robbie traversed the ocean and made her way to Greece many times where her soul found a second home. There, she served on the Board of Directors for The American College of Greece (Deree College), for many years.

In her personal life, she spent much of her time serving her church and being a devoted sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Those that knew her never doubted her love and support as she always went above and beyond for those in her life.

She loved living in Tennessee for the past 17 years with Dustin, Stephanie, Destinee, Masson, and Kallee. Her contagious laugh, little giggles, bright blue eyes, and all the beautiful memories that were made with her will be cherished in our hearts forever.

She left behind her elder sister, Mary Frances Putman; son, Theodore Manos; five grandchildren: Stephanie Nelson (Dustin), Theodore Manos II, Norman Manos, Dylan Leigh, and Caylor Hunt; and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at her home church, Faith Lutheran on 1655 West Main, in Lebanon, Tennessee, on August 7th, at 1 P.M.

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL in care of arrangements. 615-444-7007


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