Born in Limestone County on August 8, 1918. Mr. Robert L. Bevill, age 91, of Fayetteville, was educated in Huntsville, Lincoln, Flintville, and a graduate of the Hemphill Diesel Institute in Memphis. He worked in government construction and was a farmer in his early years. After farming, he became a Field Rep. for Kraft for 12 years. He was elected as the first president of Adult 4-H Leaders, was active in organizing young 4-H club members, and helped with grooming and showing of their livestock. He served as president of Avalon Dairies for 22 years and was a member of the state-wide dairy association where he was elected president twice in ten years. He was the only person to serve twice during that time. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He was a member of the Fayetteville Golf and Country Club for 50 years, a member of the Rotary Club, serving as both president and vice-president, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club since it was organized in Lincoln County. He served as president of Tennessee Technology Society, the first president of the Fayetteville Industrial Board, was one of the four people to help reorganize the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce in its present form. He was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. He was a director of Lincoln County Bank, First Federal Savings and Loan, Colonial Bank, Peoples Bank of Elk Valley, and was chairman of the board of directors of Union planters and Regions Bank of Fayetteville.
Survivors are his wife of twenty-two years Elaine Waid Bevill, two sons Dick Bevill of Whitefish, Montana and Bob Bevill of State Line, two step-sons Kirt Ray of Fayetteville and Waid Ray of Collierville, Tennessee, five grandchildren Rob, Scott, and Laney Bevill, and Jenny and Amanda Bevill, and three great-grandchildren. He was a son of the late Arthur and Minnie Nunley Bevill.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Bevills Chapel Cemetery in Madison County, Alabama. Visitation with the family will be from 5-8 PM Saturday evening at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Building Fund.