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Official Obituary of

Bobby L. Straughn

June 20, 1935 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Bobby Straughn Obituary

Bobby L Straughn, 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at home with his loving family by his side.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Rankin Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends beginning at 1030 Saturday prior to the church service.  Mr. Straughn will be laid to rest during a private family ceremony at Oak Ridge Methodist Church cemetery at a later date.

Bob was born June 20, 1935 in Guilford County to the late Lawrence and Oney Robinson Caviness Straughn.  He was a deacon and active member of Rankin Baptist Church.  He retired from the Greensboro Fire Department as a Fire Engineer with over 33 years of service.

Bob enjoyed watching golf but missed playing with his sons in his later years.  He loved his family spending vacations and celebrating family milestones together in the mountains, beaches, and in Hawaii.  His outgoing personality will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Josephine;  son, Robert Dean Straughn and wife Marlina;  daughter, Anita Yvonne Straughn;  son, Steven Len Straughn and wife Leslie Moore;  son, Samuel Andrew Straughn and wife Kathryn;  granddaughter, Mindy Williams and husband Alex;  granddaughter, Maria Thacker and husband Jeff;  grandson, Robert Dean Straughn Jr;  6 great grandkids;  3 great great grandkids;  sister, June Lobdell;  brother, Joseph ‘Sugar’ Straughn, and wife Gail;  and sister-in-laws, Nancy Andrews Straughn and Alice Sweatman Straughn.   Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends who will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, many brothers, Curtis, Augustus ‘Gus’, Clay, Charles ‘Pete’, Toby, Richard; and sisters, Doris Callahan, Mary Clopton, Patsy Straughn. 

He was a giving and loving person who knew Jesus Christ as his Savior.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rankin Baptist Church, 3317 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

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March 9, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Rankin Baptist Church
3317 Summit Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27405

Memorial Service
March 9, 2024

12:00 PM
Rankin Baptist Church
3317 Summit Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27405


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