Robbie Jean Cafferky, 92, passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 20, 2017. She was born in Sylacauga, AL and grew up in Alexander City, AL. Robbie was preceded in death by her sister of 88 years, Hilda Kilgore. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jory and Claudia Cafferky; grandchildren Kimberly Hood, Stephanie Stahlbusch, and Samantha Rogers; great-granddaughter, Emerson Hood; nieces, Laura Sparer, Shirley Stubblefield, Jennifer Coriell, and their families; and a nephew, Roger Kilgore.
Robbie graduated from George Peabody College with a Bachelor of Science degree and completed a one year Medical Technology Internship with Charity Hospital of New Orleans, LA. She worked for the Clinical Hematology Lab at Vanderbilt University Hospital eventually becoming Lab Supervisor until her retirement in 1993 after nearly 41 years of service.
Robbie’s many interests included spending time with her extended family, photography, gardening, going to movies, listening to a variety of music, travel to foreign countries, and her favorite pursuit, ballroom dancing. She spent years dancing her way through competitions in Nashville and across the USA.
The family appreciates the support of Brighton Gardens over the two years of her residency there. We also express our gratitude to the staff of Alive Hospice for making Robbie’s final days comfortable and peaceful.
Robbie will be interred later this year next to her mother in Laurel Cemetery, Alexander City, AL, on a date to be announced. No graveside ceremony is planned.
Please log into Robbie Cafferky’s visitor and friends page at: www.Never-Gone.com/Memorials/robbiecafferky to leave condolences, anecdotes, and comments to celebrate her life. Charitable donations may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (crohnscolitisfoundation.org), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org), and Animal Humane Society (animalhumanesociety.org) in her honor.Print Obituary & Condolences