Robert W. “Bob” Madgett

Published 4:16 pm Friday, August 16, 2019

Robert W. “Bob” Madgett, 81, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019, from Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton. Bob was born in Bluff City, Tenn., to the late Charles B. and Pearle Millsap Madgett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Madgett, and three brothers-in-law, Steve Williams, Reverend Dale Harmon and Dr. Bill Raulston.
Bob retired from Sprint as a District Engineer and was a member of First Baptist Church of Elizabethton. Bob loved the outdoors and loved bluegrass music. He was a member of the Elizabethton High School Class of 1956. He was voted best natured by his classmates and that trait followed him for the remainder of his life.
Those left to cherish his wonderful legacy include his wife, Jean Raulston Madgett, of the home; two sons, Chuck Madgett and wife Debbie of Elizabethton and Mark Madgett and wife Julia of Blountville; four grandchildren, Savannah Madgett, Emilie Madgett, Sara Madgett and Amelia Madgett; and three sisters, Nanette Harmon of Richmond, Va., Charlene Williams of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Pattie Carnley and husband Wade of Crestview, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Robert W. “Bob” Madgett will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 19, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Reverend Raymond Amos Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the residence at other times. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for the loving care given to Bob during his illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First United Methodist Church, 325 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the American Cancer Society, 861 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Robert “Bob” Madgett and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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