Bobby Larkin Disher passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Walnut Ridge Assisted Living surrounded by his children. He was born Jan. 28, 1928, to Elbert Larkin and Rebecca Snow Disher of Walkertown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kadie; his sisters, Tootsie, Garlene and Blanche; and a great-grandson, Ronald Moser II.
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He is survived by his children, Bobby Gene (Dinah), Tommy (Bonnie), Debbie (Frank), Barry, Susie (David) and Penny. He is also survived by his companion of 23 years, Dawn Giovannelli of Supply; and the mother of his children, Margaret Disher of Kernersville. He leaves to carry on his legacy 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Bobby was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served at the conclusion of World War II.
The family wishes to acknowledge and send special thanks to the staff of Walnut Ridge Assisted Living, especially Gina Lane and the wonderful young women and Seth (Tom) who took Bobby into their hands and heart, loving him and our family until the end.
From the 1960s to the early '80s he was the owner and operator of several Gulf service stations in various locations in Winston-Salem. He moved to Holden Beach in the early '80s, living there for more than 30 years.
While living in Holden Beach he was the first mate on several deep sea fishing boats, a builder and a carpenter. He was a wonderful cook, gardener, electrician and a fantastic neighbor to all around him. Bobby loved animals and always had a dog in his life. There wasn't anything that Bobby tried to do that he couldn't accomplish.
He was a member of the Gospel Center Baptist Church in Varnumtown.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in Brooke Chapel at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home in Stokesdale. The Rev. Floyd Bennett of Supply will conduct the service.
After the service, friends and family are invited to celebrate Bobby's life at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Frank Yeager, 8931 Samantha Court, Stokesdale.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Rest in peace, Bobby Larkin.
Forbis & Dick Funeral Home - Brooke Chapel
8320 U.S. Highway 158
Stokesdale, NC 27357
Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Aug. 21 to Aug. 27, 2014