Robert "Bob" Coy Dwyer

Mr. Robert “Bob” Coy Dwyer, age 79 of Nashville, TN passed Thursday June 15, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Frank and Mary Coy Dwyer and one of five siblings. Mr. Dwyer graduated high school at the ripe age of sixteen with a full basketball scholarship to St. Mary’s University. He served as Captain alongside his brother Chuck as Co-Captain. Bob had many accomplishments and titles on and off the court along with many hobbies. He was a US Army Veteran, an avid reader, devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan & played golf before his health declined. Bob was also an English Teacher and Head Coach. The most notable title and cherished by Bob the most was a proud father and loving husband. Bob was also preceded in death by two brothers Fran and James Dwyer. Bob is survived by his wife of 20 years Joan Dwyer, Children Stacey (Robert) Jongema, Michael (Julie) Dwyer, Ashley (Jason) Dwyer-Martin, John (Val) Breun, Grandchildren; Hannah, Ian, Abbie, Alayna, Shawn, Madison, Ansley, Cannon, Ayden, Tanner, Rayne, Isabelle, Great-Grandchildren; Maverick and Eliana, Sister; Mary Virginia Tuetken, Brother Charles (Connie) Dwyer, Many nieces, nephews and extended family members as well as a large host of friends. He is loved immensely and will be missed daily. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Old Hickory, TN at a later date. Music City Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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  1. Dad, There are no words to describe what I’m feeling. You were our everything. You fought so hard and now you have peace. Being with you until the end meant so much. You will forever live in our hearts. I love you so much! Like they say, “anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” Thank you for being my dad. Love, Stacey

    • That guy always had a positive spin. I know we will find a way but it was much easier with morning calls to say have a great day ❤️

  2. I love this picture so much! He gave his whole life to ensure he raised us and we will always remain United for him.I know you were so happy to have Stacey and I there caring for you and we will cherish those days dad. We love you so much.

  3. Prayers to the entire family. Bob was an incredible Father, whom will be missed dearly. I cherish the memories of Bob. I will continue praying for his beautiful family. God bless & keep you all.

  4. Well dad it’s Monday and you know our inside joke about Mondays. I sure will miss your humor. Appears everyone has returned to work and everyday life as normal yet I’m struggling to find my new normal. No more 730am calls wishing me a great day of work. Thank you for teaching me the importance of winning and working hard to achieve goals in life. I will continue to make you proud. I know you sent that cardinal to see me ❤️ I miss you terribly and the world lost a good one with you but I know you’re in paradise where you belong. Love you so much daddy, Ash

  5. Joan, we were so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. He was blessed to have you for a wife.

    A Memorial Tree was planted in memory of Robert “Bob” Coy Dwyer
  6. Dear Joan & Family, As long as the memories remain, they will inspire new life. I hope that time will heal your grief and help you to accept the sad passing of your husband and father as a step on a journey that never ends. Love & sympathy, Shirley White

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