Robert Brooks Mayers (Bobby) was born in Hazlehurst, Ga. on July 19, 1944, to Earl Curtis Mayers and Irene Estelle Mayers of Baxley, Ga. 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 in Statesboro and an MBA from Georgia State University in Atlanta in 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. After a merger with Wachovia Bank, he eventually retired in 1997 from Wachovia Bank as Senior Vice President and Group Executive.
He was a member of the Roswell United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board. During that time, he played a major role in funding for a new sanctuary. His home church was Zoar United Methodist Church in Baxley, Ga., where he had attended throughout his lifetime. It was beloved as it represented “family” to him.
In 2013, he moved to St. Simons Island, Ga., 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.
He relocated to Roswell, Ga., 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, Ga.; his daughter Catherine, of Milton, Ga.; and his beloved grandson Cameron Brooks Brown, of Milton, Ga.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Zoar United Methodist Church, 9091 Zoar Road, Baxley, GA, 31513. Interment will follow in Zoar Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Zoar Cemetery Fund (c/o Rita Boyette 2915 Nail Rd. Baxley, GA. 31513) or The Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.