Robert "Bob" SYLVESTER

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SYLVESTER, Robert "Bob"

82, of Monticello, FL., passed away May 12, 2018. Born in Pascagoula, MS to Ellis P. and Beryl Sylvester, who along with his sister, Joan Ratcliff, preceded him in death. Dr. Sylvester is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Quay Sylvester; his children, Jennifer Sylvester of Tallahassee, FL, Robert Sylvester of Fountain, CO, Chuck Sylvester of Vienna, VA; sister, Susan Ruffin of Jackson, MS, along with his eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He attended Mississippi State University prior to transferring to Auburn University where he completed his degree in Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1959. He then served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his discharge, Dr. Sylvester started his veterinary practice in Bastrop, LA specializing in large and small animals, for the next seven years. In 1969, he relocated his family to Brooksville, FL where he continued in practice for 17 years. After retiring from private practice, and moving to Tallahassee, he began working with the Department of Agriculture for the State of Florida, while continuing to increase his goat farming operation on his farm in Lloyd. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jefferson County Library.
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Beggs Funeral Home Monticello
485 E. Dogwood Street
Monticello, FL 32344
(850) 997-5612
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 16, 2018