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In Memory of

Robert Edward Bosworth

September 24, 1933 - November 30, 2016

Obituary


Robert E. Bosworth aka “Bruno” & “Papa”, age 83 of Nashville, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born on September 24, 1933 in Nashville to the late John Edward and Mildred Howell Bosworth. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Betty Norred Bosworth; and beloved pets, Cindy, Gus, Zevius, Justin, Callie Cat, Mr. Baby, Minnie, Rudy, Hector, and Bama. Surviving family includes daughters, Bethany (Jeff) Forshee, Jill (John) Glaus; son, Jonathan Norred Bosworth (fiance’, Zoe Campagna); grandchildren, Aaron (Amber) Kean, Shannon (Justin)...

Robert E. Bosworth aka “Bruno” & “Papa”, age 83 of Nashville, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born on September 24, 1933 in Nashville to the late John Edward and Mildred Howell Bosworth. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Betty Norred Bosworth; and beloved pets, Cindy, Gus, Zevius, Justin, Callie Cat, Mr. Baby, Minnie, Rudy, Hector, and Bama. Surviving family includes daughters, Bethany (Jeff) Forshee, Jill (John) Glaus; son, Jonathan Norred Bosworth (fiance’, Zoe Campagna); grandchildren, Aaron (Amber) Kean, Shannon (Justin) McCrary, Rachel Forshee, Samuel Forshee, Abby Glaus; great-grandson, Madden McKinley Kean and the anticipated arrival of two great-grandsons in 2017. Mr. Bosworth is also survived by brother, Warren (Linda) Bosworth; niece, Christy Bosworth of Desoto, TX; and companion, Polly Harbison.



Mr. Bosworth graduated from East High School in 1950. He served with the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956 in the Field Music School located in Washington, DC as Bugler and Drum Major for “The President’s Own United States Marine Band.” In 1959, he graduated from the University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!), where he received a BA degree in Radio and Television. While at the University, he was Vice-President of Alpha Epsilon Rho, member of Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honor society, station manager of the campus radio station, member of the Alabama Cavaliers, and was named outstanding Senior in the Department of Radio and Television.



He pursued a news broadcasting career, which took him from Mobile, AL to Jacksonville, FL and finally to his hometown of Nashville. He began his career at WLAC-CBS affiliate, now known as WTVF, as an anchor and developed the first morning news show, “Nashville A.M.!” He ended his career as a videographer, which was his true passion. He was a self-taught drummer that played for 75+ years with a variety of bands. Prior to his death, he was an active member of the Silver Notes and The Music City Dixieland Band.



Celebration of Life services will be conducted Monday, December 5, 2016 at 2pm from Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Inglewood with Bro. Kenny Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in historic Mount Olivet Cemetery with Bethany Forshee, Jeff Forshee, Jill Glaus, John Glaus, Aaron Kean, Justin McCrary, and Samuel Forshee serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include the Sunshine Class and Chancel Choir of Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 12-5pm and Sunday, December 4 from 1-5pm at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. One hour of visitation will be held prior to the service on Monday, at Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.



In lieu of flowers, please give to American Diabetes Association, Proverbs 12:10, Salvation Army, or Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Daddy would also encourage you to volunteer with Room in the Inn, support the Arts, adopt a dog, stay informed and keep moving!



Online condolences may be made at www.mountolivet.com