Bobby Sullivan

Bobby Sullivan

Robert Franklin “Bobby” Sullivan Jr., 61, of Carnesville, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Hart Care Center after an extended illness.

Born August 31, 1953 in Atlanta, he was the son of Robert F. Sullivan Sr. MD, and the late June Wilson Sullivan. He was a 1971 graduate of Franklin County High School and attended Emory University. He and his wife Janet were married June 23, 1979. Bobby was a retired insurance agent and had owned the Cotton States insurance Agency in Carnesville. He had served on the Carnesville City Council and had been a member of the Carnesville Lions Club. Bobby was a member of the Carnesville Volunteer Fire Department and had served as fire chief for 19 years. He was a member of the Carnesville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his father, his wife, Janet Lee Forester Sullivan; son, Robert F. “Trey” Sullivan III, Washington, DC; daughter, Keri Lee Sullivan, Warner Robins, GA; two grandchildren, Kiley Sullivan and Mikail Sullivan; and sister and brother-in-law, Laurie and Dan Cannon, Columbia, SC.

Services will be Friday morning at 11am at the Carnesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Lacey Bowcock. The Carnesville Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in the Franklin Memorial Gardens.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 5pm until 8pm Thursday evening at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome but the family request that memorials be made to the Carnesville Volunteer Fire Department, 9265 Lavonia Road, Carnesville, Georgia 30521.





  1. Aundria Whitfield Young & Dot Whitfield Reeder
    June 21, 2015 - 5:43 pm

    Dr. Sullivan, You were such an important part of our lives as a physician and friend. You were with us during every medical crisis in our family. You were there at our home during our father and husband’s long illness. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Teresa Segars Mitchell and Trevor Mitchell
    June 19, 2015 - 12:33 pm

    Dear Sullivan family,We are so sorry for your loss.Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Greta Burke and family
    June 19, 2015 - 10:06 am

    Janet and family: I am so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of you guys from my youth days at New Bethel. Bobby was such a boistrous, loving guy and I learned so much at an early age from his example. I know he will be greatly missed Take comfort in knowing he is with the Lord he loved so much and that you will be with him again one day. I am sorry we will miss the service as we are out of town at the momoent. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. I want the family to know that you have all been on my mind and in my prayers. I love Bobby, and look forward to being with him through eternity. The miles may have come between us, but Bobby has always been close. He was a great friend, and a good man. We had a lot of fun together and I am so happy that we got to know each other’s families. I love you all, and I continue to pray for God’s blessing for you during your time of grief. I know Bobby is looking down with that great big smile waiting for our arrival.

  5. Mike & Paula Bridges
    June 18, 2015 - 8:56 am

    Janet & family…..So sorry to hear of Bobby”s passing he was a great & wonderful man. He was also a great friend & Godly man, at least he is made whole again and smiling big in heaven today. Our prayers is for peace during this time for all of you. We can”t wait till we get the chance to see him & hear him laugh again in Heaven. We are sure he is already busy at work in Heaven helping do what ever needs to be done that was him always ready to help in any way.

  6. Patricia Andrews Carey
    June 18, 2015 - 8:53 am

    I know that it has been difficult for all of you during Bobby’s illness; even more difficult to day good bye. I enjoyed talking Bobby whenever we saw each other. As you certsinly know he was a wonderful person and good friend to many. My prayer is that our Lord will strengthen you during this time. My words are insufficient but know that my family’s thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  7. Chan and Lou Cabe
    June 18, 2015 - 7:03 am

    To the family……Bobby was a good man and was a friend to everyone who knew him. So thankful to know that he is at rest and the pain and suffering in this life is over. Prayers for you all in the days ahead!

  8. Robert & Mary Davison Duvall
    June 17, 2015 - 8:54 pm

    To the Sullivan Family,
    All of you are in our prayers and we pray that God will wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and his love. On a more personal note, Robert and Bobby were in Boy Scouts together and had many good times together. Bobby was also a friend of mine, very friendly and always smiling. Dr. Sullivan was my Doctor starting at age 5 and his wife was his nurse always taking care of me and my family along with Mrs. Akin. May God bless his wife , children and grandchildren.

  9. Dear Janet & Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With love,
    Martha (Harris)

  10. Catherine Cavin
    June 17, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    Kiley, Mikail, and Janet please know I am praying God comforts you in your loss. My heartfelt sympathies, love “Ms. Cathy”

  11. Jackie Gillespie
    June 17, 2015 - 2:41 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. Know these last years have been a struggle for him, but still hard to say goodbye. Ty and I are in Montana so unable to get back for the service.. But please know that our thoughts will be with you. Love to the whole family.. Jackie

  12. Malcolm Herndon
    June 17, 2015 - 2:04 pm

    Dr. Sullivan and family: I join you in prayer that the God of all peace will give you comfort and peace in the loss of your most significant son, Bobby. As chaplain at Brown Convalescent Home in Royston, I learned to love and appreciate Bobby. He will be missed by many loved ones. God bless you as you adjust to the future without him, but your precious memories of him will continue. Malcolm Herndon

  13. Malcolm Herndon
    June 17, 2015 - 1:56 pm

    Dr. Sullivan and family; I join you with prayer and support for the loss of such a wonderful member of your family. I had grown to love Bobby as he lived at Brown Convalescent Home in Royston where I have served as chaplain during his stay there and continue to support you as you make this tremendous adjustment without Bobby here. But thank God for his faith and his love and support to his church and his community. God bless you!

  14. Jimmy and Sandra Cook
    June 17, 2015 - 11:52 am

    To the Sullivan family,
    We were sadden to hear about Bobby. He was our insurance agent for many years before his retirement and we also played softball against and with each other. Our condolences to all of the family

  15. Carolyn Pritchett
    June 17, 2015 - 9:56 am

    I’m so sorry for the passing of your son Bobby, I did not know him. But Dr. Sullivan was mine & My husband (Gene) Deceased, Doctor for many years. My thought’s and prayers are for each of you.
    In Jesus Name.

    Carolyn Pritchett

  16. Janet my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  17. Barbara Poole Dawson
    June 17, 2015 - 6:50 am

    Dr. Sullivan, although I was not privileged to know your son, I did know and appreciate you and Mrs. Sullivan in the 50s and 60s. Mrs. Sullivan was a highly-respected person, and you were vitally important to the physical health of the community. I am sorry that you have had to suffer this loss, so tragic a thing to lose one’s child. You have my deepest sympathy.

  18. Dear Family: so sorry for your loss. Bobby was one of the most joyous people I have ever meet. He made me laugh every time I talked with him. He was one of a kind.
    I once told him that he was so much fun here on earth I couldn’t wait to see him in Heaven and the fun he was going to have. May The Lord Jesus Christ comfort your hearts during this very difficult time. My prayers are with you all.

  19. Tammy Cardin Chasteen
    June 17, 2015 - 5:54 am

    Janet and family, I am sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

  20. Bobby, you had such an impact on a young man just learning what it meant to follow Jesus Christ. Your example, leadership, and friendship made a lasting impression on me, even at a young age. You’re one of the reasons I have dedicated my life to serving teenagers. It is my hope that I might make a difference in the lives of young men and women as you did for me. I wish I had told you in this life, but one day when I see you in Heaven I will be sure to thank you face to face. Rest in peace, my friend. It is a joy knowing that you have been made whole in the Kingdom of God. My prayers and sympathies to Janet, your children, and grandchildren. May God grant them peace and comfort in their time of grief.

  21. Mark and Norina South
    June 16, 2015 - 8:10 pm

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire family ! So sorry for your loss !! Love and prayers to you all !!

  22. Ann Cothran Hoff
    June 16, 2015 - 7:38 pm

    Bobby was a classmate and was always so kind and thoughtful. I am so sad to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  23. My heartfelt sympathy to Bobby’s family, you are in my prayers.

  24. Cheryl and Fred Young
    June 16, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    Dear Janet, Trey, Kerri, and Dr. Sullivan,
    Fred and I are so saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. He was one fine fellow! He served his community well and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. It was evident that he loved the Lord Jesus! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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