Robert Nathaniel Spicer
August 22, 1949-December 1, 2022
Today we gather to celebrate the new season in a life where Robert Nathaniel Spicer has entered an eternal life with his Lord and Savior.
To everything is a season…
A Time to Be Born: Ecclesiastes 3:1
Robert Spicer was born Aug 22, 1949. He was the 1st child of 5 born to Robert N Spicer SR and Tommie Mays Spicer in Waverly, TN.
A Time to be Trained: Proverbs 2:3
Robert Spicer graduated from Waverly Central High School in 1967. He later attended Tennessee State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971.
A Time to Be Saved: St. John 3:3
Under the leadership of Reverend C. Bryant he joined The Mount Olive Baptist Church in Waverly, TN, where he served for many years. He later moved to Hendersonville, TN where he united with the Rockland Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend L. Stratton.
A Time to Serve: Matthew 20:4
He served as an active member and Chairman of the Finance Committee at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Waverly, TN. After moving to Hendersonville he continued his stewardship by uniting with the Rockland Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend L. Stratton. He was later ordained as a deacon and served on the Finance Committee.
A Time to Love: Ecclesiastes 3:5
Robert married the love of his life Alice Rowe on August 19, 1971 and to this union was born Robert James ”Jamie” and Kevin Dontae.
A Time to Labor: Colossians 3:23-24
Robert worked to serve God and others. His work was not just to fulfill his needs, but the needs of others. He worked at Dupont in New Johnsonville, TN for over 25 years. After moving to Hendersonville he made a career change to Automotive Sales in Finance Management where he worked for over 20 years.
A Time to Live: I Timothy 6: 18-19
Robert was known as a man with a gentle smile and a firm handshake. He loved working with youth. He served as a head coach for the Waverly Jr Pro Football team and head/assistant coach with the Youth Baseball league. Under his leadership at Waverly Jr. Pro he won 5 Superbowl championships. He mentored many youth with the late Dr. Joseph Stephens. He loved sports and followed his oldest son through high school and college sports. He later became head coach for his younger son in Jr. Pro football and youth league baseball. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He loved to travel with his family, golf with his son and spend time with his grandkids in Texas. He especially loved to travel to St. Louis with his son and wife to the Cardinals game annually. He had a great passion for helping people obtain automobiles that would not have ordinarily been able to qualify for a vehicle. He enjoyed grilling and smoking barbecue with his father. They later had a barbecue and catering business in Waverly, TN. Throughout his life he was a great mentor to his children.
A Time to Die, A Time of Peace: Ecclesiastes 3:28
Robert Spicer’s earthly season came to an end Wednesday, December 1, 2022 at 11:15am at Centennial Hospital, Nashville, TN. As the heavenly gates opened wide to receive his soul, Robert will join the members of his family that proceeded him in death: grandparents Robert Dewey “RD” and Mattie Lou (Johnson) Spicer, grandparents Hugh Hedge and Hattie (Mayberry) Mays, parents Robert and Tommie (Mays) Spicer.
A Time to Mourn: Ecclesiastes 3 3:4
Robert leaves to mourn his devoted wife of 51 years Alice Rowe Spicer. He also leaves to mourn two sons, Dr. Robert “Jamie” (Benita) & Kevin Dontae Spicer (fiance’ Nikita Howell) both of Dallas, Texas and two grandchildren Caleb Jamison & Carsyn Brooke Nicole. Robert also leaves to mourn three sisters Mattie (Henry)Yokley of Jacksonville, FL, Linda (Phil) Hall of Nashville, TN, Wendy (DeWayne) Mills of Daytona Beach, FL and one brother Scotty (Kasandra) Spicer of Waverly, TN. Robert’s life on earth will be greatly missed by a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
“Many things about tomorrow, I do not understand but I know who holds my tomorrow and I know who holds my hand”