Robert “Bobby” Whitfield
Robert “Bobby” Whitfield, 90, of Creedmoor, NC, died Friday, November 22, 2019 at his home.
Bobby was born February 4, 1929 in Creedmoor, NC to Wilbur and Marjorie Whitfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 53 years, Nita and his sister, Nancy W. Darden Bellamy. Surviving are his children; Paula Ellington (Robert), Carla Mangum (Ronald), Craig Whitfield (Ann) and Robin Newton (Randy); two granddaughters, Kristin Fisher (Brian), Lindsey Kapherr (Will), two great grandsons and his brother, Douglas Whitfield (Fran).
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Sunday November 24, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Creedmoor by Rev. Jim Shelley, Dr. Tom Jenkins and Rev. David Richardson. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:45 PM in the church sanctuary and at other times at the home. Burial will follow the funeral service in Carolina Memorial Gardens.
Bobby and Nita were married on July 12, 1953 and raised four children. He loved the Lord, his family and friends. Bobby was a hard working man who enjoyed visiting with his customers and joking around. He loved being outside and mowing grass. People were always saying they saw him mowing the yard or the pasture. One of his favorite times was when he was volunteering with First Baptist Church of Creedmoor at Orange County Speedway working in concessions to help raise money for the Family Life Center. Bobby taught us to be honest, treat people with kindness and love.
Bobby owned and operated Granville Milling Company from 1954 to 1991 when his son took over the business. Bobby continued to assist with the business until his health declined.
Bobby was an active Member of First Baptist Church of Creedmoor until his health declined.
Bobby’s love and support for his family will always remain in their hearts. His children and family were blessed by him. We love you Daddy and will miss you.