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Robert Baba

Robert Baba, 53, of Turlock, Calif., and Brinson, Ga., passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2021, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Pickering officiating. Interment will follow at Delwood Baptist Church Cemetery with Bob Baba, Brandon Baba, Jerrid Colman, Edmond Ishoo, Mike Nobari, and Chris Hill serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to Bainbridge Decatur County Humane Society, 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, Ga. 39819.

Robert Emanuel Baba was born January 23, 1968, in Iran, the son of Emanuel & Alice Nobari Baba. He married Lisa Gibbs in 1997 and they made their home in Turlock, California. Robert owned Sharkey’s restaurant in Turlock but most recently decided Southwest Georgia was calling, which led to frequent travel between their homes in Turlock and Brinson. Robert attended Delwood Baptist Church.

Robert did everything with gusto and was always willing to make a deal. He loved his family, which included his customers and staff.  He was continually “on call” as the family repairman and seemed to solve any problem that arose. Cars were his passion and often the main topic of conversation. He was a friendly soul that seemed like someone you’d known forever after your first encounter.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Lisa Baba; his children, Brandon & Casssady Baba of Blue Ridge, Ga., and Macy Baba & Jerrid Colman of Bainbridge; his grandchildren, Sophie, Brandon Jr., and Robert Tripp due to arrive in the fall; his mother, Alice Nobari Baba; his siblings, Bob Baba and Arbella Narsa of Turlock, Calif.; his nieces & nephews, Brittany, Alexis, Andrew, Lacey and Somer; and a host of extended family. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Emanuel Baba.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)