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Robert Lewis Tensfield

Tavares - A Celebration of Life for Mr. Robert Lewis Tensfield, age 82, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Manchester City Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 AM until 1:45 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Tensfield passed from this life on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Florida.

Robert was born in Birmingham, AL to the late Marvin Tensfield and Lena Shelton Ray. He was a retired Army National Guard and Air Force veteran, serving 21 years as a Flight Engineer on SH-21B Rescue Helicopters. After his retirement from the military, Robert worked for 26 years as a Test Facility Craftsman Supervisor at AEDC. Robert had a commercial pilot rating, single engine, multi engine, land and sea, rotorcraft helicopter and airframe and power plant mechanics license. He was members with the Highland Masonic Lodge (Manchester Chapter), Jaycee’s, he volunteered (War Bird Marshall) for Lakeland, Florida’s yearly Sun n’ Fun event, was the CEO of the South Eastern Drag Racers Association, and was also an active member of both his communities golf and boating clubs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Tensfield and Lena Shelton Ray. He is survived by his loving wife, Jimmie Tensfield; one son, Rusty Tensfield (Christy); one daughter, Robin Bell; two step-sons, Tom Marler (Valerie) and Jamie Marler (Michelle); one brother, Wayne Tensfield (Sandy); six grandchildren, Lance Tensfield, Beth Reece (Adam), JacquLynn Bennett, Rebeka Bell, Rachel Bell, and Lena-Marie Bell; three step-grandchildren, Tara Marler, James Marler, and Mandy Brothers; seven great-grandchildren, Maddox Parker, Jacob Reece, Sarah Reece, Torey Johnson, TyLer Bennett, Jada Adams, and Peyton Bell.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Tensfield family.


Starts: 6/21/19 at 11:00am
Ends: 6/21/19 at 1:45pm
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Manchester, TN 37355

Graveside Services
Starts: 6/21/19 at 2:00pm
Manchester City Cemetery
Manchester, TN 37355


Leroy Munsey says:

Such a friend from childhood to current. I miss him dearly.

Leroy and Shelia says:

We will always cherish the fond memories of a life long friendship. There isn't enough words to describe the loss we feel. We love you Bob!

Vickie Munsey says:

Always cherished and adored. An honorable friend to all. Always leaves a smile in my heart. Love you Bob.

Kyle (slim) says:

He was like a step father to me and will be missed dearly.

Janey Sue Daniel Talley says:

The Central High Class of 1954 will miss Bobby greatly! He was always full of fun with his jokes.
We were childhood friends since first grade. What a loss! Already miss you. Forever friends. Love You.

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Ola (Allison) Williams says:

So sorry to hear of your passing Bobby-been friends since before first grade and through C H S -go rest in peace.

Mack and Hazel Fannin says:

So very sorry to learn of this sad news. Bobby truly was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Love and sympathy to his whole family.

Gloria says:

Bob was a true gentleman, and a dear friend. Always there to pick us up with a funny story and a helping hand. We will miss him dearly. Gloria and Jerry Hunt

Jim Shelton says:

My life-long friend will be remembered as one of my own family. Bob was one of the first two or three people that I can remember meeting in my life. We shared many great experiences and events together, and I had the honor of serving as his best man for his first marriage. It was the first, and only, time I ever saw him scared! We have lost a terrific person. May his memory linger with us all. Goodbye old friend -- God will bless you.

Rebeka Bell says:

To my favorite Papa,

You were a man of many talents and so much life. You were my best buddy and biggest fan of everything I did. You taught me everything I needed to know in life and was always there for the best advice. You are deeply missed and loved by all. You will forever be in my heart and I will never forget all the amazing memories that I have with you. I love you!

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-3330