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Robert Brooks Mayers (Bobby) was born in Hazlehurst, Georgia on July 19, 1944 to Earl Curtis Mayers and Irene Estelle Mayers of Baxley, Georgia. He graduated from Appling County High School in 1962 where he served as President of the senior class. He earned a BBA from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro and an MBA from Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1968. There he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, a national business honor society.
He began his career at First National Bank of Atlanta in l968 as a money management sales specialist. He was later promoted to Senior Vice President where he continued to serve as First Atlanta’s money market division. There he was responsible for the bank’s investment portfolio; the bond and money dealer activities; and the foreign exchange and Eurocurrency operations. His responsibilities also included funding for the bank and its parent company, First Atlanta Corporation. After a merger with Wachovia Bank, he eventually retired in 1997 from Wachovia Bank as Senior Vice President and Group Executive in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
He was a member of the Roswell United Methodist Church where he served on the Administration Board. During that time, he played a major role in funding for a new sanctuary. His home church was Zoar United Methodist Church, Baxley, Georgia where he had attended throughout his lifetime. It was beloved as it represented “family” to him.
He had many hobbies and interests. His favorites were sailing, golf, hunting and fishing. In 2013, he moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia where he resided until 2017. There he was active in several local organizations where he very much enjoyed retirement life with the beach, fishing, golf, and devoted friends. He mostly enjoyed relaxing on his back patio where he could look across the street at a beautiful Episcopal Church’s lovely garden with an eroded crucifix. He played a major role in replacing it with a sculpted wooden one of which he was most proud.
Due to failing health, he relocated to an assisted living facility in Roswell, Georgia to be near his family. He spent many happy hours with old friends, fishing and other activities with his grandson.
He is survived by his wife Roslyn, of Milton, Georgia; his daughter Catherine, of Milton, Georgia; and his beloved grandson Cameron Brooks Brown, of Milton, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Zoar United Methodist Church, 9091 Zoar Road, Baxley, Georgia 31513. Interment will follow in Zoar Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday evening, 6-8 p.m., at Swain Funeral Home, 1632 Hatch Parkway North, Baxley, Georgia 31513.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.