Rev. Robert Dewitt Agee, age 78, retired Southern Baptist Minister, of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born November 10, 1932, in Hickman, TN, the son of the late Comer and Mildred Reasonover Agee.
He was a 1950 graduate of Gordonsville High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1959 from Belmont College in Nashville and graduated from New Orleans Theological Seminary in 1962. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Rev. Ageebegan his ministry in Smith County preaching at Dillards Creek and Jared Baptist Churches. His first pastorate was Smith Fork Baptist Church 1957-59, followed by Four Points (AL) 60-62, Prosperity 62-65, Calvary (Brownsville, TN) 65-67, Gladeville 68-72, and again 74-81, Calvary (Lebanon) 97-99. He also served as Chaplain for Brushy Mountain State Prison 67-68; Associate Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Lebanon, 72-74 and he served as Director of Missions for the Wilson County Baptist Association fifteen years from 1981-96.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lebanon, where he taught the Volunteer Hardaway-Jenkins Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Wilson County Planning Commission.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Randall Agee. He is survived by his wife of over fifty-seven years, Marie Stallings Agee; three children: David (Myra) Agee of Nashville, Denise (Jim) Gibson of Lebanon, Miriam (Bob) Dobbins of Hillsborough, NC; seven grandchildren: Austin Agee, and Joel, Nathan, and Rachel Gibson, and Jonathan, Kaitlyn, Mary Elizabeth Dobbins.
Funeral services are Friday, October 14, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Russ Stephens, Rev. Don McElroy, Rev. David Freeman, Rev. W.L. Baker officiating. Interment will be in the Baird Memorial Cemetery in Hickman, TN.
Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Grandsons and sons-in-laws will serve as Active Pallbearers.
Honorary Pallbearers: Volunteer Hardaway-Jenkins Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and the Monday morning Retired Pastors Prayer Group. A special thanks to Dr. Mark Wigger, Dr. David Hanson, Kathy Brisendine RN, Dr. Kenneth Anderson, and the staff of Vanderbilt University Medical Center MICU. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Lebanon, Mission Fund.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.