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Robert Lee FLanders was born on October 22, 1943, to the union of Clarence and Henrietter Flanders, in Jasper, Florida. He attended all of his schooling in Hamilton County.
He worked various jobs, and his skills were expansive. He helped build I-75 in the Gainesville area. In Tampa, he worked at the Steamboat Restaurant (on a boat by the water), the Florida Hotel Restaurant, the Delmonte Packing Company, the Cut and Care Lawn service, and Bengal Brothers concrete company.
In Plant City, he worked at Lykes Brothers Meat Company. He began his career at Georgia Pacific (GP) in Chiefland and retired in 2005 after twenty-nine years at GP in Cross City. He along with family and friends finished building his house and home in 1980.
Robert Lee was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was married to Jacquelyn Davis Flanders for 47 years.
On October 30, 2023, Mr. Robert Lee Flanders peacefully passed away just after attaining and celebrating 80 years of living. He had expressed that if anything happened to him that “I have lived a good life.”
Preceding his departure was his father Clarence Flanders Sr.; mother Henrietter Flanders; sister Estelle Atwood; brother Clarence Flanders Jr.; son Arthur “Punchie” Flanders; grandson Durrell Henry Sr.; and his uncle and aunt, Arthur, and Essie Willis (who raised him from age sixteen).
Surviving Robert Lee is his loving and devoted wife Jacquelyn Flanders; brother Jimmie Lee Flanders; son Calvin Wilson (Pearline), daughter Shelia Flanders Rome (Michael Sr.); and son Cedric Flanders Sr. Brother-in-Law Frank Williams; Sister-in-Law Sharon Goin. Grands Michael Rome II (Rebecca); JaRobyn Singletary (Deon); Markus Rome Sr.; and Cedric Flanders, Jr. Great-grands Jaelyne Rome; Marleigh Rome; Mason Rome; Aaliyah Rome; Dukhi Henry; Kharter Henry; Admad Butler; Markus Rome II; Peyton Henry; Jonah Rome; and Durrell Henry Jr. Cousins raised as siblings Vivian Clark; Mercedes James; and Yvonne Jackson (Ricky).
Robert Lee leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other family, and friends to reminisce on his story and carry on his legacy.