Retired Command Sergeant Major Robert Allen Macon died on April 12 in Tennessee. The 86-year-old decorated Army veteran, retired machine shop teacher, and country music enthusiast was the grandson of Uncle Dave Macon. Robert Macon served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was an active volunteer at the Country Music Hall of Fame well into his eighties, and a supporter of the Uncle Dave Macon Days festival in Murfreesboro. Macon is survived by daughter Hilda Macon Young, siblings Mary Doubler and David Macon, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.