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RINGGOLD - Robert Paulie Teems, Jr. age 75, fell asleep in death on 2/12/2021 after a courageous fight with two bouts of cancer in the last 17 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Allen; his father, Robert Paulie, Sr. and mother, Mary Garner.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Brenda Jo; sons, Robert Steven (Brandy) of Ooltewah; and Joseph Derrick of Harrison; grandchildren Shea Teems of Lehigh, Florida, Shelby Harvey and Matthew Hitchcock and Brooke Robinson; brother, Hugh Teems; Sisters, Pauline “Bean” Yarbrough, Virginia Jones; and his faithful emotional support dog, Rowdy Trucker.

Robert was a truck driver/owner operator. He and his wife ran Teems Cleanup Shop and Garage in Rossville, GA for many years. He later ran Teems Accessories with his wife and sons. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Loved by everyone he met, Robert always had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. He loved to camp, spend time at Myrtle Beach, and was an avid drag racer.

Per Robert’s wishes, there will be no memorial service.