Robert Taylor Whaley, 82 of Chattanooga passed away at his residence on May 10, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. Robert was founder and part owner of Buds Sports Bar on Brainerd Rd; and served his country in the marines. He loved collecting hats andshoes; and making everyone laugh. He is preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Estelle Whaley; and sister Jo Ann Brown. Robert is survived by one sister Glenda Holsonback; ex-wife Judy McAuley; lifelong friend and business partner Andy Dillon; nieces and nephews Candy Brown, Scott Brown, Darla Sayre, Chris Holsonback, and Greg Holsonback; one daughter; and three grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at Buds Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411on Sunday May 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Fort Oglethorpe, GA.