Robert "Bob" "Pop" Cholette, 87, of Franklin, passed away Feb. 14, 2021.
Mr. Cholette was born on April 13, 1933, and was a retired truck driver with Consolidated Freight. He served as trustee for a number of years at Teamsters Local 480.
He was preceded in death by parents Henry and Rose Cholette; 11 brothers and one sister; and loving wife, Mary (Mahon) Cholette.
He is survived by sons Tony (Debbie) Cholette of Spring Hill, Rick (Sandy) Cholette of Michigan and Robert (Judy) Cholette of Michigan; daughters Roxanne (Arvin) Baker of Columbia, Diane Hood of Spring Hill and Rene (Larry) Davis of Thompson's Station; grandchildren Tiffany (Will) Noland of Spring Hill, Ashley (John Allan) Neal of Columbia, Charles (Ashley) Cholette of Eagleville, Tennessee, Toni LeeAnn (Aaron) Callis of Gordonsville, Tennessee, Brandon (Katie) Baldwin of Lebanon, Tennessee, Aaron (Lisa) Davis of Thompson's Station, Summer (Tony) Dawes of Michigan, Amber Davis of Spring Hill, and Robert, Jonathan, Daniel and Michael Cholette of Michigan; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was very loved by his family and friends. Up until his health started failing, he was very active, always busy doing things either for himself, family or a friend. He loved music and dancing. He just loved life itself and lived it to the best of his ability. He never met a stranger. He especially loved cooking for his family and was an avid league bowler for many years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, with Aaron Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Williamson memorial Funeral Home and two hours prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will follow in Williamson Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Charles Cholette, Josh Bowling, Brandon Baldwin, Aaron Callis, Bobby Parnell, Richard Southerland, James Cleary and Billy Birak. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Blazer Lane Sportsman Club, where he was a lifetime member.
The family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation and a huge thank you to Dianann Shaw, Pop’s caregiver and companion throughout the past six years.
The family would like to also express our gratitude and appreciation to Pop’s long time friend, Bobby Parnell, for his role in taking care of their dad.
Without these two people, keeping him home, especially during his most difficult times, would not have been possible.
The family would also wish to express sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of Caris Health Care for their services and genuine care. Special thanks to Dr. Jamie Slandzicki and his staff for their care and support for well over a decade and more importantly these last few months.