Funeral service for Mr. Bobby Ray Ables, age 65 of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 3 PM on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Graham, Richard McFerrin, and Eddie Ables officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until 3 PM on Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home.
Bobby was born on January 24, 1955 in Lincoln County, TN to the late James W. and Mable Pauline Crabtree Ables. He was a 1973 graduate of Central High School, and Class Officer in his Junior and Senior year. Bobby played football all four years of high school and was on the 1971 Championship Mid-State Bowl Team. Mr. Ables worked for Bobby Webb Concrete Construction in Murfreesboro, TN, and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a huge Bear Bryant and Alabama Football Fan. Everyone is encouraged to wear Crimson Red to his service. He will be dearly missed by his special friends at Floyd’s Place.
Survivors include his brother, James Edward “Eddie” (Lea) Ables of Columbia, TN; nephew, Zach (Liz) Vernon and their children, Stella and Brooks Vernon; and niece, Ashley (Colin) Brady and their children, Jordan, Jessica, Taryn, and Teagan Brady. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his nephew, Justin Edward Ables.
Jacks Ables, Chris Ables, Zach Vernon, Colin Brady, Danny Harrison and John Hoagland will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be friends from Floyd’s Place.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Bobby Ray Ables.
A great loss of a great person , and ole friend . With deepest regards Karen
See you soon my friend.save me a spot up there!
Eddie S0 sorry Will always remember our good times when we were kids
Eddie and family, my heart and prayers are with you during your loss. Lonnie and I always enjoyed Bobby’s humor and love of life.
Bobby and Razoo were good friends now they can be together again with Terrell
The 3 were so close. I also loved Bobby he was a gentle giant and ways a gentleman
Eddie, our prayers go up for you and the family during this time of loss. May you find peace in God’s love.
I’m sorry for your loss Eddie and
Lea . I know he had to be special, God BLESS and keep you.
Eddie and family ….We are all thinking of you guys and sending our love and prayers. A very hard time but he was a very loved person.♥️
A kind, gentle, and fun loving man that will be missed by all that knew him.
Sorry for loss! And from an Auburn fan Roll Tide my friend!