Robert Peck ZIEGLER
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ZIEGLER, Robert Peck Age 77, entered into this world on February 21, 1935 and departed to be with his heavenly Father on September 17, 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank W. Ziegler; his mother, Mary Josephine Peck Ziegler; and his brother, Frank W. Ziegler, Jr. He is survived by his loving and devoted friend and wife, Patricia McKnight Ziegler; his two wonderful step-daughters, Dana T. (Marcus) Manno and Marsha T. (Robert) Barsky, and his step-grandchildren, Kai Mote, Evelyn Grace Manno and Jillian Lee Manno. He is survived by his half-brother, Donald S. (Mary Jane) Ziegler; his sister-in-law, Mary Anne Ziegler; his nieces and nephews, Frank W. (Susan) Ziegler III, Robert L. Ziegler, Ashley Ziegler and Lore (Mark) Bidstrup. Bob was born and raised in Nashville, where he attended Woodmont Grammar School and the Old Duncan Preparatory School. He was a proud and patriotic American, and after serving his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean conflict, he returned to the U.S. where, upon his discharge, he attended Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, and then the Vanderbilt Law School. Upon graduation, Bob practiced law with honor and distinction in Nashville until his death. Bob was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church and he was a member of many professional and social organizations. Bob was known for his kindness, generosity and gentleness, and he was respected as a real and true gentleman. He was a deeply caring man who was always loyal to his family, his Church and friends. Bob quietly befriended his fellow man in many ways, never wanting recognition or attention, but always willing to step in and be a good neighbor to his neighbors in any way he could. Bob was also known for his love of animals, and is survived by his four beloved cats, Ernie, E-Z, Prissi and Sisi, and two stray cats, Mr. Black and Yummy, who think they are Ziegler kitties, and indeed they are. His hobbies, in addition to traveling all over the country by back-roads with his beloved wife, included gun-collecting and antique automobile restoration. A funeral service celebrating the life of Robert Peck Ziegler will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1 p.m., at Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Avenue, Nashville, with Reverend Ken Edwards officiating. A private family burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield, TN with Ray Tarkington, Frank Porter, Pete Houston, Aubrey Harwell, Jr., John Buffaloe and Tony McKnight serving as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers Blanton Smith, Vince Wehby, John Burton, Bob Hardison, Carney Bell, Charles W. (Bo) Jones and Rev. G. Simmons Robichaux. Visitation with the family will be at Belmont United Methodist Church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the Belmont United Methodist Church Benevolent Fund or the Nashville Humane Society. AUSTIN & BELL-Springfield, (615) 384-1000.

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Published in The Tennessean on Sep. 19, 2012.
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April 4, 2018
A good friend who freely gave legal advise and said, "...it was worth what I paid for it."
Jim Cook
Friend
October 2, 2012
You will be missed by so many. Heaven has but yet another wonderful angel. You will be with your moma again. Mr. Ziegler you will always serve as an inspiration to me. You taught me many lessons that I will never forget. I have thought of you often! Pat, with deepest sympathy to you and yours. How happy you made this dear, thoughtful man.
Louann Whitehead
September 27, 2012
Always polite and upbeat. A southern gentleman. Well missed by his friends at Duncan Security Systems
Joe Duncan Jr
September 27, 2012
Bob Ziegler was a most caring and thoughtful man to the needs of others; and I was always impressed most by the way he loved Pat. She was a twinkle in his eye everytime he spoke of her. What a wonderful example of a loving man he was. We shall shurly miss him...
Darren and Vickie Long
September 24, 2012
Bob Ziegler was the most generous man I have ever met. He was a true gentlemen and will be missed. - Peggy
September 20, 2012
We are very sorry to hear of Mr. Ziegler's passing. He was always a very positive, funny, kind and sweet man who had a true love for animals. We will miss him.

Your Friends,
Animal Hospital of West Nashville
September 20, 2012
Mr Z. was our daily sunshine at Buffaloe & Associates. We all looked forword to him coming thru saying "look at these critters!" and "meow". Bless this family becuase each oner of you were truely loved by a wonderful man!! Ms Pat you were his heart in every sentence. I thank God for knowing him.
Diana Reuter
September 20, 2012
We are very sorry to hear about Mr. Ziegler's passing. He was always such a positive, kind and caring man and a true animal lover. We will miss him.

Your Friends at,
Animal Hospital of West Nashville
September 20, 2012
I knew Bob when I was a young lawyer in Nashville. He was a kind man and a friend to so many in his profession.He will be missed.
james cope
September 20, 2012
Mr Z was one of kind! always with something positive to say, always with a smile and a quip. he loved living and he loved people (almost as much as cats i hear). i feel honored to have known him if ever so briefly. my sincere condolances to his family.
patrick stevens
September 19, 2012
You will certainly be missed my kind neighbor, especially in the early mornings when I hear you calling for Mr. Black and YumYum! Pat, I am so very sorry that I am not home to be with you at this time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Beth Treadway
September 19, 2012
To one of the kindest neighbors I have ever had....you will be certainly be missed especially in the mornings when I would hear you calling Mr. Black and YumYum. Pat, I am so sorry that I am not near you at this time, as I am out of the country, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Beth Treadway
September 19, 2012
I was just reading through the God Calling book that Mr. Z and Pat gave to us in January 2009 and found this note listed for September 17, the day Mr. Z went home to be with our Heavenly Father. It says "Show us Thy way. O Lord, and let us walk in Thy Paths." I also liked the one for September 18 that states "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1. What great verses to read and remember such a wonderful man.
Becky Cayler
September 19, 2012
I will truly miss you my friend. My only regret is that I only has 10 years of knowing you. You always had such a loving spirit and you were not ashamed to share it with everyone. I really believe you never met a stranger in your life. I only hope to become as half an amazing person that you were. Meow... Tracy Anderson Buffaloe & Associates
Tracy Anderson
September 19, 2012
Condolences to the Ziegler family. Being an intense animal lover, I'm sure that not only will you be missed by your family, you will be missed by your loyal and wonderful pets, also. Nancy Marshall Peck
September 19, 2012
Mr Ziegler i know the angels are enjoying you...when i meet you the first thing you told me is to never give away that beautiful smile i have...You are going to be miss very much @ Buffaloe & Assoc.
Carmelita Akinyemi
September 19, 2012
Pat, the many wonderful and inspiring memories we have with Mr. Z are too numerous to mention. We know he is with our heavenly Father and probably celebrating with our daugher Terry, and waiting for the rest of us to join them. God's peace and comfort be with you in your loss. With deepest sympathy,
Ann & Ron Keller
September 19, 2012
In memory of my Father and Mother you were such a great freind to all of us.

The Smiths
September 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you,Pat. We are never really ready to bid farewell to our loved ones. Bob was devoted to you and will be sorely missed.
Susan Bates
September 19, 2012
I have waited too long to renew old friendships that go back to the Duncan days. This I shall always regret. Thanks for being my friend.
73,
Ariel M. Elam
September 19, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joanne Webb
September 19, 2012
Mr. Z,
I will miss you so much the way you would come around & see us all in the morning with your smileing face & positive attude & make all of us smile with you. I know you & Mr. Lowenstein is doing much catching up now. We Love You & we will all see you soon.
Jennifer Harding
September 19, 2012
Mr. Ziegler, I will miss that huge smile and the jolly way you said good morning to me as you came in the office. You will be missed so very much.
Pamela Cline
September 19, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Glen Bauman
September 19, 2012
Mr. Ziegler your smile and wonderful, amazing God-fearing outlook on life will be wonderfully missed. You are in inspiration to everyone that knew you and I'm blessed to say I knew you. I know you are having a one heck-of-a-party with Jesus, can't wait to see you again in heaven one day :)
Becky Cayler
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