Robert E. Jefferies

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 1.00.14 PM


ROBERT E. JEFFRIES, 83, passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 in Climax, GA.

He was born in New Albany, IN., on June 17, 1933, the son of Oval and Bonnetta Heck Jeffries.  He served his country in the Army National Guard and spent many years as a construction supervisor with Ponderosa Builders. Robert married Mary Elizabeth Leist in June 1953. Robert lived the last 25 years in the Climax Community and was of Baptist faith. Robert was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting squirrels or rabbits.  He could do most anything with his hands and used this gift to craft custom furniture. Robert’s children and grandchildren brought him the most joy and he enjoyed sharing stories and memories any chance he got.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include:

His wife of 64 years:   Mary E. Jeffries,

His son:                        Richard Lee Jeffries,

His daughter:              Sandra Nelson and her husband Raymond,

His sister:                    Mary Jane Dunn and her husband Ronnie,

6 grandchildren:         Michael, Christian, Mary Anne, Ryan, Paul and Robert,

9 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Local funeral arrangements are pending at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes(1846 E. Oak St.: New Albany, IN. 47150).  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be given to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital: PO Box 1000: Dept. 142: Memphis, TN. 38148-0142.