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Insurance executive

Robert Forrest Towns, American insurance executive. Named Distinguished Military Graduate, Reserve Officers Training Corps, University Georgia,1961.


Towns, Robert Forrest was born on March 17, 1938 in Elberton, Georgia, United States. Son of Forrest Grady and Martha (Eberhardt) Towns.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Georgia, 1961. Master of Public Administration, University Georgia, 1972.


Player, St. Louis Footbal Cardinals, NFL, 1960-1962;sales manager, Hodgkinson' General’ s Office Supply Company, Athens, Georgia, 1964-1966;administrative specialist Cooperative Extension Svc., U. Georgia, Athens, 1966-1975;district sales manager, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Athens, 1975-1977;public, Spartanburg (South Carolina.) television Magazine, 1977-1980;general manager, TeleCable Corporation, Spartanburg and Columbus, Georgia, 1979-1984;assistant vice president, American Family Life Assurance Company, Columbus, 1985-1986;regional sales coordination, American Family Life Assurance Company, Columbus, since 1986. Member President's Club American Family Life Assurance Company, 1987-1988, convention treasurer, 1988.


A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.


The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.


The demands of modern life may leave someone stressed and overloaded, or isolated and feeling useless. Be persistent, and success will be definitely achieved.


Community advisory board member St. Mary's Hospital, Athens. Member Gold. Club American Family Pol. Action Committee, since 1987.

Board directors Columbus Devel Center, 1982, president, since 1991. Board dirs Columbus Hospice Association, 1990. Served to Colonel United States Army Reserve, 1962-1991.

Member National Football Hall of Fame Association, National Society Scabbard & Blade, National Cable television Association, Association United States Army (Distinguished Graduate award 1990), Reserve Officers Association, Gridiron Secret Society, Southeastern Conference Football Official's Association (chief of linesmen 1986-1989, president 1988-1989), University Georgia Pres's. Club (contributing), Chattahoochee River Club, County Club of Columbus, University Georgia Alumni Society (3rd district vice president board directors 1983-1985), Epsilon Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi (University Georgia chapter), Omicron Delta Kappa (University Georgia Circle).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: officiating college football, tennis, boating.


Married Robin Redfearn, September 12, 1970. Children: Forrest Craig, Ashley Redfearn, Leslie Hamilton, Kirby Matthew.

Forrest Grady Towns

Martha (Eberhardt) Towns

Robin Redfearn

Forrest Craig Towns

Ashley Redfearn Towns

Leslie Hamilton Towns

Kirby Matthew Towns