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Robert Lee Bobby Gathings, Jr.Lilesville- Mr. Robert Lee "Bobby" Gathings, 68, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bolivia, NC. Funeral services will be 2:00pm Monday, January 29, 2018 at Gum Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Knotts and Rev. Steve Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Bobby was born October 23, 1949 in Anson County, NC and was a son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Alice Marks Gathings. He was employed as a truck driver having worked at Morven Freight lines Trucking, Fredrickson Motor Express and H.L. Henry Trucking before retiring due to his declining health. Surviving are his son, Michael Gathings and wife, Leigh Anna of Lilesville; his sister, Donna Ore of Sunset Beach, NC; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian Lee Gathings and wife, Faye Kantner Gathings. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions may be made to Leavitt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 274, Wadesboro, NC 28170, to assist with funeral expenses. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com
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Funeral Home Owner Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM
Offering condolences for the loss of your loved one, John 5:28 will give you comfort. Remember God is a God of all comfort.
P. D. COLLINS Feb 15 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss. May the scriptures found in God's word at Acts 24:15 and John 5:28,29 bring hope and comfort in the assured promise of the resurrection.
Maxine Gadson Jan 29 2018 12:00 AM
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Bobby &* Denise Usrey Jan 29 2018 12:00 AM
RIP Bobby. You and Faye can be together again. Louise Dutton Gathings
Louise Dutton Tanner Jan 28 2018 12:00 AM
Bobby was truly a "gentle giant." He was humble and kind ... tender-hearted and compassionate. In his entire life, I don't think that he ever, ever hurt another person's feelings -- certainly not intentionally and probably not unintentionally either. We should all strive to treat others as Bobby did. I am so sorry, Donna and Michael, and I will be thinking of you and praying for you in the days ahead.
Marsha Hough Burney Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM
Billy and Linda Lee
Linda Lee Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM
He was such a character and I enjoyed bantering with him at Rod's. My thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.
Kimberly Dutton Goodson Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM
For my big brother I miss you already ,I have picked the phone to call you and then I remembered that you are gone. But I know that you are embraced by our love one's in heaven I will see you all soon in the mean time ya"ll will be in my heart love too eveyone
Donna ore Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM
Donald L. Murdock Praying for you in your time of loss.
Donald L.Murdock Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM