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Robert 'Bob' Stack

Memphis, TN

Robert (Bob) Stack, 68, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017. Bob was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up in Columbia, Tennessee and graduated with a Marketing and Communications degree from the University of Tennessee. Following graduation he worked for radio stations in Knoxville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. Subsequently, he lived in Richmond, Virginia while working for Media General Broadcast Services. Bob returned to Memphis and later worked for Service Master before becoming an independent franchise broker in Collierville, Tennessee.

In 1995 Bob married Paula Sanders Kelly of Memphis, Tennessee who was the love of his life. He was a devoted father to his son, Robert Tyson Stack, and stepfather to Courtney Kelly Orians. Bob enjoyed many years as an active member, King and Chairman of the Grand Krewe of RaMet, Carnival Memphis. Bob was beloved by his family and friends, was kind, creative and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a gifted writer of letters and loved cheering for his Tennessee Vols. The greatest joys of his life were his family, friends, traveling, playing bridge and listening to music.

Following his retirement Bob was a voluntary Management Counselor for SCORE and the Career Transition Groups of Memphis. He was an advocate for Alzheimer's research funding while attending Page Robbins Adult Day Care and The Village at Germantown. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to these organizations and their staffs as well as Methodist Hospice where Bob received excellent care.

Bob was predeceased in death by his parents Earl Newman Stack, D.D.S. and Dorotha Harrod Stack and his nephew, Jon H. Pressnell, Jr., all from Columbia, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Paula, son, Tyson, and stepdaughter, Courtney Orians (Josh) and his beloved sister, Ruth Marie Stack of Light House Point, Florida. He was devoted to his grandchildren, Wyatt and Amelia Orians and his dog, Trey, all of whom he loved beyond measure.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held at Germantown Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m. followed by a visitation and reception. The family requests that any memorial contributions be sent to one of the following: Page Robbins Adult Day Care, 1961 S. Houston Levee Road, Collierville, Tennessee 38017; the Pat Summitt Foundation, on-line at; or Germantown Presbyterian Church.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 26, 2017
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