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Deputy Robert Reames Passes Away After Brave Fight Against Cancer


We are sad to announce the death of Deputy Robert Reames who passed away at the age of 72 on Friday afternoon after a brave fight against cancer.  Robert worked for the Sheriff's Office as a part-time deputy for sixteen years and is a retired U.S. Forest Service employee, former National Guardsman, and a former Paris police officer.  At the Sheriff's Office, he started in 2007 and assisted in about every position in the Sheriff's Office including patrol, criminal investigations, transport, detention, and court security.  Robert, who was affectionately known as "Pap-pa" by the younger deputies, was most known to us as our fleet manager and took care of our vehicles for sixteen years.  He could do about anything with his hands and fixed all kinds of mechanical problems, especially at the old jail.  He was the elder statesman at the Sheriff's Office and was always helping out and giving advice to the younger deputies.  We love Robert and will miss him so much.


Personally, Robert was a dear friend and has always been here at the Sheriff's Office since I started at the end of 2007.  I very much missed him being here during his fight against cancer and will miss him so much in the years ahead.  He believes in God, has a loving family (he was married almost 47 years!!) and group of friends, and is now in a better place with his Savior.

Portrait of Robert Reames Robert Sitting at Desk Robert and Jason at Cookout
Robert, Rick, and Boyd Robert Driving Boat Portrait of Robert