Charlie "Frank" Bobo, Sr.
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UNION, SC-- Mr. Charlie Frank Bobo, Sr., age 88, widower of Elizabeth Wilson Bobo, of Oakmont Residential passed away, Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.
Mr. Bobo was born in Cross Keys, January 5, 1925, a son of the late Elmer Franklin Bobo and Kate Stevens Bobo. He was a graduate of Cross Anchor High School and retired from Big A Auto Parts. Mr. Bobo later retired from NAPA of Union. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during WWII and was the recipient of three battle stars.
Mr. Bobo was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and had served as a Deacon, Chairman of Board of Deacons, Treasurer, Sunday School teacher and mentor. While a resident of Oakmont, Mr. Bobo felt he was called to serve his Lord by ministering and witnessing to his fellow residents and friends. Mr. Bobo also enjoyed wood working and studying WWII history.
Surviving are two sons, Frank Bobo, Jr. and wife Linda of Union and Steve Bobo and wife Vicki of Greer; a daughter, Loraine Mellette and husband John of Blythewood; a brother, Bill Bobo and wife Kate of Laurens; six grandchildren, Charlie Bobo, III and wife Eileen, Angela Varner and husband Tad, Jonathan Bobo and wife Mary Beth, Matt Bobo and wife Brooke, Beth Mellette and Melissa Mellette; five great-grandchildren, Charlie Bobo, IV, George Bobo, Kayley Bobo, Philip Bobo and Alex Bobo and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bobo was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Greg Barefoot, Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey and Mr. Jerry Gossett.
Burial with Military Honors will be at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Charlie Bobo, Jonathan Bobo, Matt Bobo, Tad Varner, Alan Bobo and John Bobo.
The staff and residents of Oakmont Residential and members of the Jim Smith Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held 6:00 until 9:00 PM Monday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The S.R. Holcombe
Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)
Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.
310 S. South St.
Union, SC 29379
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2013