|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1905|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 1968|
Attended Branham and Hughes Military Academy, Springs Hill, TN. 1941-43 72nd General Assembly.
General Sessions Judge Robert G. Jeter, Dresden, Tennessee, died unexpectedly in his sleep early Sunday morning, December 8, 1968. Services were conducted at Dresden by Willie Johnson. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Walker Howard; his mother, Mrs. R. L. Jeter; one sister, Mrs. Aaron Walkerall of Dresden; and one niece, Mrs. Bill Britton of Knoxville.
Brother Jeter and his family probably contributed more to the beginning and growth of the church in Dresden than any other family. His mother moved there as a bride when there was no congregation. She, with the help of a few others, started the church. All her children became members and saw it become a strong, growing force in the community.
Judge Jeter was a graduate of Braham-Hughes Military Academy and Cumberland Law School. He had practiced law in Dresden for about forty years. He had been Judge for three years. Through the years he had also served as a State Representative, Delegate to the State Constitutional Convention, Assistant United States District Attorney, Alderman, Member Special School Board, President Lions Club, Member West Tennessee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, member of Weakley County Democratic Committee, director of Peoples Bank and finance chairman of the Dresden church.
Robert Jeter was interested in most every good work. He was especially concerned about the plight of those less fortunate. He gave liberally and most often anonymously for their welfare. Judge Jeter was such a man as will be sorely missed by his community. --Reeder Oldham. Gospel Advocate, January 2, 1969, page 15.
Robert Lee Jeter (1875 - 1951)
Effie Louise Johnson Jeter (1881 - 1970)
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Sep 04, 2010
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