Mr. Robert Louis Driskell died May 31. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Louis (Lizzie Kate) Driskell, he was born in 1950 in Covington. The first of nine children, he was raised in Covington and educated in the Newton County School System. Mr. Driskell was a hard worker and employed with Pete Knox Farms and the city of Oxford. He retired from Oxford in 2011 after 21 years of service. Mr. Driskell was a cheerful person with a sweet, gentle, caring spirit. He was a joy to be around and enjoyed fishing, dancing and watching Western movies. Although he had a quiet demeanor, he looked forward to cookouts with his family and friends and was always the first on the dance floor. Mr. Driskell loved his family and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are brothers Sammie (Maxine) Driskell, Henry Driskell, Dwayne (Marion) Driskell, Jerome Driskell, George Driskell, all of Covington, and Charles (Clarissa) Driskell of Macon; sisters Blondie (Gregory) Benson and Terri Driskell, both of Covington; uncles Melvin (Julia) Manuel of Atlanta, Willie C. (Idonia) Manuel of Reidsville, Willie (Lee) Driskell of Cleveland, Ohio; aunts Lucille Phillips of Covington, Thurman Banks of Lithonia, Annette Pope of Conyers, Betty Bell of Macon, Betty Manuel of Decatur; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tyrone Lane and the Rev. William H. Gaither officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation is from noon to 9 p.m. today, June 3, at the funeral home.