Charles Robert "Bobby" Fridley
Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home - Buchanan
14920 Lee Highway
Buchanan, VA
Charles Robert "Bobby" Fridley

Charles Robert "Bobby" Fridley died peacefully on October 14, 2021, surrounded by his family.

A long-time member and officer of his church, his life revolved around faith, family, friends and sports. An accomplished athlete in his own right, he was a diehard UVA sports fan. He rarely missed a home or away UVA Football game and was always accompanied by his loving wife and best friend, Peggy, of 65 years by his side.

His core belief of faith and giving back to the community and others in need is a trait that has been passed on to his sons, Mike, Lynn and Perry as well as his grandchildren, Wendi, Kiani, Anna, Jack, and Sean. A legacy that will live on for many years to come. He is also survived by three daughters-in-law, Pam, Lana, and Colleen; a grandson in-law, Stuart; and two great-grandchildren, Camden and Bryce. He would be proud of having his grandchildren serve as pallbearers.

Bobby enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. His favorite pastimes were sports and anything regarding his children and grandchildren. A perfect weekend for Bobby was watching his grandchildren in anything from football, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, and a horseshow and then bragging about them to his friends in church on Sunday. Laughter and a long-running joke were a cornerstone of Bobby. The family takes pride in all the people who just chuckled about being a part of an aforementioned joke or tall tale that went on for months and years.

Indeed it was a life well lived, filled with family, fun and humor yet he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2021, in Mill Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Quirin officiating. Interment will follow in the Eagle Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 2021, at the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Hwy., Buchanan.

Condolences to the family may be made at
Published by The News Virginian on Oct. 17, 2021.
To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home - Buchanan
14920 Lee Highway PO Box 1145, Buchanan, VA
Funeral service
Mill Creek Baptist Church
Funeral services provided by:
Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home - Buchanan
Sponsored by Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home - Buchanan.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

2 Entries
May God's peace, comfort, love, & understanding surround your family.... Blessed are the souls who sleep in Christ to awake in his presence...
Grady & Wendi Boatman
October 17, 2021
I grew up living across the street from Bobby and Peggy In Eagle Rock and also going to the same church. To the family I am so sorry to hear of Bobbys passing. He was always laughing or should i say picking on me about my choice of college basketball teams. I remember the pride you could see in his eyes when Wendi was born. He was a special man to alot of people. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Penny Reid Dooley
October 17, 2021
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 results