Bobby Gene Ikner Sr.

Bobby Gene Ikner Sr.

LAKE WACCAMAW — Bobby Gene Ikner Sr., 76, of Lake Waccamaw, formerly of Laurinburg, passed away to his Heavenly home on May 4, 2014.

The funeral with military honors will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Maxton Pentecostal Holiness Church, the Rev. Mike Coble. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Bobby was born Oct. 23, 1937 ,in Richmond County, son of the late Jessie Poteat Ikner and Lillian Cane Ikner. He was the loving and devoted husband to the late Annie Belle Moody Ikner and second wife, the late Claudius Peterson Smith Ikner. He was a veteran of the United States Army and the National Guard. He served as a longtime faithful member of the Maxton Pentecostal Holiness Church and as a commander of the Royal Rangers. Bobby was also a member of the American Legion, Frontiersman Camping Group and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. He truly enjoyed camping and black powder shooting.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Ikner Hefner; and his sons, Jimmie Smith and Edward Smith.

Bobby is survived by his children, Bobby Gene Ikner Jr. and wife Rena Ikner of Lake Waccamaw, John Smith and wife Patricia of Laurinburg, James Smith and wife Marcie of Red Springs, Donald "Tink" Smith and wife Teresa of Wilmington; sons raised by Bobby and Claudius, Jason Smith and Jamie Smith, both of Hartsville, S.C.; a brother, Fairley M. Ikner and sister, Debra K. Ikner, both of Olin; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

The visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. before the service on Wednesday at the Maxton Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family will also be receiving friends at the family home, 17840 Parsonage Ave., Laurel Hill, N.C., 28351.

Memorial gifts are requested to be made in Bobby's memory to the Royal Rangers c/o Maxton Pentecostal Holiness Church, 332 McLeod St., Maxton, N.C., 28364.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Funeral Home

Richard Boles Funeral Service
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy. Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 291-0066

Published in The Robesonian from May 5 to May 7, 2014