Robert "Buddy" Starnes age 74 of Greeneville passed away January 11, 2022 at Greeneville Community Hospital East. "Faithful servant I have called you home." He attended and played the guitar at Mt Hope UM Church and was a past officer with the Greene County Sheriffs Dept. He is survived by his wife Judy Starnes, children Sonja Langley and Shannon Starnes, grandchildren Taylor Starnes and Ashlynne Brown, brother Kenneth Starnes. He is preceded in death by his half brother Bobby Gregory, parents Robert and Mary Starnes. The family would like to thank Ballad ICU Doctors, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists. He was laid to rest in Salem CP Cemetery with Rev. David Gibbs officiating and the pallbearers were Sam Morelock, Hal Litton, Travis Sturm, Terry Gaskins, Dennis Murphy, Jeff Tolley, and Roger Campbell.