Robert “Tennessee” Dean Salyers


Robert “Tennessee” Dean Salyers, 80, of Greenfield, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born on May 19, 1934, in Jasper County, Illinois, as the son of Samuel S. and Bonnie M. (Jones) Salyers.

Robert is survived by his sons, Michael K. (Debbie) Salyers of Danville, Indiana, Timothy D. (Patty) Salyers of Clayton, Indiana, and Robert L. (Brooke) Salyers of Wichita Falls, Texas; sisters Cherryl Cannon, Wanda Fava, Rosemary Ostermeyer, Joyce Burnham, and Judith Huber; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel S. and Bonnie M. (Jones) Salyers; brothers Samuel, Chester, and Gerald Salyers; and wife Patricia A. Salyers.

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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.