Robert VanLeersum

Obituary of Robert VanLeersum


Robert VanLeersum, 76, of Columbia, TN died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 17, 1942, in Rotterdam, Holland, the son of Gerrit and Trudy DeRader VanLeersum. He married Pat  Pyatt on June 10, 1994, and she survives.

Robert is also survived by a step son, Travis (Courtney) Brannan of Columbia, TN; two step daughters, Melisa (Joe) Clark of Linden, MI, and Lora (Brian) Campbell of Spring Hill, TN; and four grandchildren, Nicholas Clark, Garrett Clark, Andrew Campbell, and Addison Brannan.

Robert was employed by GM, originally in California. Later, in Oklahoma City, OK and ended his carrier in the Saturn Division in Spring Hill, TN.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with burial at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.   The family will meet friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Columbia, TN at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Muscular Dystrophy. Condolences may be left online at