Pastor Bobby Lewis Flatt

Born in Robertson County, TN on January 13, 1936

Departed on October 22, 2016 and resided in Cross Plains, TN

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Pastor Bobby Lewis Flatt left for his heavenly home on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at his residence in Cross Plains, Tennessee.

He was born January 13, 1936 in Robertson County to parents, Alton and Lena Bush Flatt. Pastor Bobby Flatt grew up on a farm; his father was a sharecropper in Robertson County.

A humble man who cared more for others than for himself is a good way to describe Pastor Flatt.  Fifty-seven years Pastor Flatt lived to serve the Lord.  He established and pastored churches in Greenbrier, Ashland City, Gallatin, Eden Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, Shelbyville, Cookeville Baptist Church, Greenwood Baptist in Cross Plains, Adolphus, KY and presently Associate Pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Goodlettsville.  He was a great teacher.  A very talented man of God, he wrote over 100 gospel songs as well as being an excellent singer; he wrote beautiful poetry; he wrote over 8,000 devotional sayings; he played the guitar and piano, made two gospel tracts; he was very interested in Indian artifacts and loved hunting and fishing.  A life well lived and enjoyed until his Master called him home.

Pastor Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Lena Flatt; wife, Rose Marie Flatt; three brothers, Ray Flatt, Jackie Flatt, Donald Flatt.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Pastor Larry Flatt and Teresa; daughter, Lisa Flatt; sister, Betty Mae Ware; six grandchildren, Andy Flatt, Casey (Brian) Loden, Candace Flatt (Jonathan Herrington), Mindy Hughes (Timmy Jacobs, Anthony Hughes (Jenna Mason Sircy) and Melissa (Brent) Dorris and twenty-one great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A Celebration of Life for Pastor Bobby Flatt will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1163 Campbell Road, Goodlettsville, TN with Bro. Kenneth Davis and Pastor Larry Flatt officiating.  Interment will follow at White House Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Loden, Brent Dorris, Anthony Hughes, Andrew Flatt, Austin Jacobs, Tim Jacobs.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. Gary Gardiner, Bro. Randy Anderson, Bro. Bob Adams, Deacon Henry Anderson, Deacon Howard Green, Tristen Loden, Cody Jacobs, Harley Jacobs and Jonathan Herrington.

Visitation will be Monday, October 24th from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 25th from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church.

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home 212 Hwy 76, White House, Tennessee  615-672-3936

15 Comments to Pastor Bobby Lewis Flatt

  1. Dawn Wilson
    October 22, 2016 7:55 pm

    Your life was a blessing
    Your memory a treasure
    You are loved beyond words
    and missed beyond measure.

  2. Ann Mayes
    October 22, 2016 9:25 pm

    Larry, I am so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. Know that you and Theresa are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Heather lohr
    October 23, 2016 2:14 am

    I’ll miss you so much papa you were always the best listener an had the greatest advice. One of the wisest man I’ll ever had the pleasure to know. You will sincerely always be loved an miss an will forever remain in my heart.

  4. Carolyn Meeks
    October 23, 2016 6:11 am

    Dearest Larry & Teresa,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, thoughts, prayers,peace and comfort be with you..

  5. Pennie
    October 23, 2016 6:58 am

    . I am so sorry pastor Larry my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. He was and is a wonderful kind hearted man I loved hearing him talk about the lord and sing in his praise. You will be missed always pastor Bob. Till we meet again

  6. Betty Downey
    October 23, 2016 7:53 am

    Sorry for your loss,great memories in services with Bro. Bobby and Sister Marie.

  7. Kristy Shirley
    October 23, 2016 8:16 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Gayle Taylor
    October 23, 2016 9:27 am

    Brother Bobby was very special to me. I loved to hear him preach another angel gone home. And I know sister Marie was waiting on him.. Praying for the Flatt family.

  9. Cassey Loden
    October 23, 2016 9:56 am

    My Dearest Papa…you were the most influential man in my life. Though my heart is broken and I miss you so, I know that you’re no longer suffering. I know the angels greeted you well. They say that I got my gift of giving from you…if only I were half the person you were. I know that I thanked you often for all that you had done in my life but I don’t think you ever truly could understand how much you were admired and loved. I am who I am today because of you and nana. There is now a void that can never be filled. My Tristen thought his papa and nana hung the moon just like I always did. I don’t know how we will go forward from here but I will fulfill your wish and celebrate you home! I love you forever Papa. RIP until Jesus calls me home to be with you. “Nicki Poo”

  10. Angela Shackelford
    October 23, 2016 2:54 pm

    Bro. Bobby will miss you dearly, you have taught and won a lot of soul’s. You will live always in our heart and soul’s. Go rest high on your mountain with Marie and loved one’s. You have earned it.

  11. Kenny & Shirley Pierce
    October 23, 2016 9:22 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Bro Bobby, He and Sister Marie were very to our family. I know he is singing and dancing in heaven with Sister Marie. Go rest now Bro Bobby, your work down here is done. Our thoughts and prayer are with your family at this sad time.

  12. Donald LASSITER
    October 23, 2016 9:34 pm

    Brother Bobby you will be greatly missed I love your sermons and you’re singing and playing bless you brother Bobby . God bless you brother Larry Teresa and Lisa… I love you in the Lord..
    your friend Donnie Lassiter and family.

  13. Mona Jackson
    October 23, 2016 9:48 pm

    Loved this man and his love for the Lord.My heart hurts for the loss of this wonderful man,for myself and his family.Oh what a beautiful soul.Never thought of Bobby without thinking of Marie. Now they are together forever. I love you all who are hurting over this ,you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Mark Holt
    October 25, 2016 4:12 am

    My heart and my Prayers go out to Your entire Family. Mr. Flatt I know You are with Mrs. Flatt and happy again. There is a place where flowers grow and birds will always fly you can hear your Loved ones cry you can see the tears in their eyes even though they know you have done no wrong and You are with God on his Golden Throne Rest in Peace Sir

  15. Ashley Rader and Stephen Rader and caroyln Greer
    October 25, 2016 7:24 pm

    I’m so sorry going to miss pappa very very much I was still his little Ashley even though I’m grown but God has a great man in heaven with him now no more suffering and he’s with my papaw Greer now love y’all and praying for yall. May my good friend rest in peace that’s from granny she said to write that love y’all she said too

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