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Bobbie Jo Stubblefield

September 14, 2021


Bobbie Jo Stubblefield, passed this life on September 14, 2021 at her daughter’s residence at the age of 93 after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Bedford County, she was born and raised in the Singleton Community to the late Harvey Reed and Aubrey Kate Young Reed.  

Bobbie married J. B. Stubblefield in 1952 and was a devoted wife and mother. She worked for the Bedford County health department soon after her graduation from high school. She then went on to work at Arnold Engineering Development Center until the birth of her son Perry.

Once her son and daughter were in school, she made delicious desserts for the Bedford County school system at Harris Middle cafeteria and then Shelbyville Central High School for over 25 years until her retirement. Bobbie was an excellent cook and often treated her family and friends. She always remembered their favorite dishes and made the holidays extra special with her sweet touch.

She was a caring mother and grandmother and friend who was always there with a listening ear and helping hand. Her advice for having a long marriage and life was "Stay calm and patient. Thank the Lord for each day and look forward to the next."

She was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church since 1944. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by infant son, Joe David, and sister, Doris Nichols.  

Bobbie is survived by her husband of 69 years, J.B. Stubblefield, son Perry Stubblefield (LeAnn Barnes) of Shelbyville, daughter Pam (Larry) Ledford of Manchester; three grandsons Kyle Stubblefield (Cayty Marland) of Smyrna, Zach Ledford (Emily Petrie), and Nathan Ledford (Shelby Jones) all of Murfreesboro; sister, Lila Cartwright of Shelbyville, and several nieces and nephews.  

A special thank you to Hospice Compassus and her wonderful caregivers Linda Martin, Melissa Martin, Marie Westbrooks, and Paulette James.  

Visitation for Mrs. Stubblefield will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Bro Dennis Ham officiating. Family requests masks and social distancing. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tullahoma.  

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Bobbie’s memory be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.  

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.  




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