Robert Lynn "Rob" Goebel
Knoxville - Robert Lynn Goebel, "Rob", walked into the arms of God on January 24, 2021. Born in Hinsdale, Illinois, he moved to Knoxville when he was 9 years old. He is the son of Robert H. Goebel and the late Marilynn A. Goebel. He is recognized throughout Knoxville as the co-owner of Cazzy's Corner Grill. Rob was an award-winning restauranteur. Cazzy's Corner Grill, under Rob's guidance, was recognized with Top Chef awards by Cityview magazine in 2017. His remarkable career spanned several decades and Rob was considered a cornerstone of the local restaurant community.
Rob was a graduate of Tusculum College and was an avid sports fan favoring the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls. Rob embodied hospitality. His vibrant personality engaged everyone who came into his business - both customers and workers. He wanted those around him to feel at home, and it was common to see Rob talking with customers like they were family while in the restaurant, and sharing the pride he felt in welcoming them by sharing stories from his life experiences.
Rob loved Belize and traveled there often for 20 years. He planned to buy a home and retire there someday. He had just returned from a trip to Belize for his 50th birthday. He loved deep sea fishing, the beach, vivid sunrises, the calm and relaxed culture, and decorated his home with the island theme he loved so much.
Rob is survived by his father, Robert Goebel and his companion Connie Steele, sisters Meri Goebel, Angie Goebel, brothers Dale Wells and Dan Wells, Megan Hall, Chad Wells, and many other nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilynn Goebel, and his older brother, Larry Wells.
Friends may stop by at their convenience on Friday, January 29, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at Click Funeral Home, Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike to pay respects and sign the register. A private memorial service will be held at the burial site for family and close friends at Edgewood Cemetery on Saturday, January 30 at 11:00.
Condolences and messages can be sent to FarewellRob@outlook.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rob's favorite charity.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2021.