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Bobby Lee Haskins

 

Bobby Lee Haskins, 83, a resident of Creedmoor, NC, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Duke Regional Hospital.

Bobby was born on July 29, 1938 in Granville County (Stem, NC) to the late Joe Lee Haskins and the late Helen Connell Haskins. He was a 1956 graduate of Creedmoor High School. After high school Bobby joined the NC National Guard and the US Army Reserves and retired in 2000 after 42 years of service. Bobby married his high school sweetheart, Judy, and a few years later they added two daughters to their family, Amy and Julie. After retiring, Bobby spent a lot of time on the farm where he was born enjoying the outdoors: gardening, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed spending a lot of time with his grandchildren and later his great-grandchildren.

Bobby was a Christian man and loved his church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Creedmoor, where he served for years as a Deacon. Bobby was a kind man to all and a dedicated caretaker to his mother, sister, and most recently his wife. He lived each day with kindness to those around him. Bobby loved his family dearly, his NC State Wolfpack, and NASCAR.

Visitation will be held at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor from 12:30 – 1:45 PM prior to the service, Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Judy Smith Haskins, of Creedmoor, NC, daughter, Amy Garrard (Scooter) of Stem, NC, daughter, Julie Hughes of Stem, NC, grandchildren, Sarah Jeffrey (Christopher) of Rougemont, NC, Nathan Garrard (Kaylor) of Creedmoor, NC, Carly Carver (Zach) of Fayetteville, NC, great-grandchildren, Brayleigh Moore, Tinsley Jeffrey, and Kaylee Jeffrey, and special Brothers-in laws and Sister-in law.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021 in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor at 2:00 PM officiated by Reverend David Herman. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Creedmoor, NC.

19 Comments

  • Charles Hicks Posted October 3, 2021 1:50 pm

    Judy, Amy and Julie so sorry to hear Bobby has passed. Condolences from Cheryl and I, he will be missed for sure. Lots of memories growing up next door to y’all, a good man .

  • Brenda Brogden Posted October 3, 2021 2:15 pm

    Judy, Amy, Julie, Sarah and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bobby. He was a fine Christian man. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Robert & Carol Holloman Posted October 4, 2021 12:28 am

    Judy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss! Met Bobby about 1994 when staying with Bill Roberts across the street and we took a instant liking for each other!! Born the same month and year, JULY OF 1938! will really miss him! Bobby knew me mostly by my nickname (BULL) !

  • G Posted October 5, 2021 2:00 am

    Prayers .from elna aline
    Gilbert

  • Donald Skinner Posted October 5, 2021 12:43 pm

    So sad and sorry to hear the loss of Bobby. For those who knew him in the guard, he was an awesome man! I met Bobby when I came to work for the guard in 1971, he took care of out time and pay he will be missed. Prayers to his wife Judy and his family, my God bless you all.

  • Lisa Solomon Posted October 5, 2021 3:09 pm

    My heart goes out to you and your family in this sorrowful time. My dad passed a few years ago and I remember the pain and devastation. I can tell you the grief never ends but it does change over time.

  • Karen carden Posted October 5, 2021 5:35 pm

    Judy,Amy and Juile I so sad and sorry for your loss.Bobby was very good friend.God Bless you y’all

  • Jennifer Castle Posted October 6, 2021 1:37 pm

    Judy, my heart goes out to you and your family. Bobby was a wonderful man! I’ve always thought a lot of you both. I’m keeping you guys in my thought and prayers!!

  • Rick Comer Posted October 6, 2021 4:25 pm

    Mrs Haskins and family we are so sorry for your loss of Bobby. He was a Great soldier, NCO, and leader. On behalf of all soldiers, crewcheifs, refuelers, and pilots that served with him as part of Counterdrug, we share a small part of your grief and sorrow. He was the number one person to take care all task required and ensure the welfare of every person. His attention to detail and devotion to others was unequaled in the NC Guard. We will share prayers for your family and the hope the hole left in all hearts will soon be fill with happy memories this Great man, Master Sergaent Bobby.

  • Faye Weaver Posted October 6, 2021 5:24 pm

    Amy and family, we were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing! Such a good Christian man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  • Harold Oldham Posted October 6, 2021 8:19 pm

    So sorry to hear about Bobby. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Bobby was so helpful when I first started work at the flight facility back in 1981 and he will be missed

  • Michael Hicks Posted October 6, 2021 9:36 pm

    Sorry for your loss I new Bobby all my life growing up next door to him a very good man he helped with my mom rising and looking after my daughter Emily when she’d look after her when she was small not sure if I ever thanked him Thank you

  • David Triplett Posted October 7, 2021 11:56 am

    So sorry to hear about Bobby. I met him via working at the flight facility beginning in the late 80’s. Bobby could always be trusted to “do the right thing” no matter the circumstances or consequences. He was and still is a great man of God. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Carlos Pardo Posted October 7, 2021 10:48 pm

    Judy and family, so very sorry to hear about Bobby. I met him when I came to the unit at RDU in 1989 as a brand new WO1. He could always be counted on for an encouraging word and a wisecrack with that mischievous glint in his eyes that let you know it was all in good fun, but he also took care of business and took care of the soldiers around him. He set the example for others to follow, but didn’t take himself too seriously. Solid and upright, sorely missed. Our prayers go out for solace for you and the family, and Godspeed home Bobby!

  • Tammy Jackson Posted October 8, 2021 12:56 am

    Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. He was a good Christian man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.

  • Phyllis Green Liner Posted October 12, 2021 5:52 pm

    Judy, just saw Bobby’s obituary in my latest issue of the Butner-Creedmoor News and was so sorry to hear. I remember seeing you and Bobby many times when I would be in the area. I have many memories of his family. My condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

  • Stephanie Jane Posted October 14, 2021 4:25 pm

    It has taken until now to move past the shock of Mr. Bobby’s passing. Bobby, Judy. Amy and Julie and their family have been like family to ours since I was born. Bobby was our neighbor since the 60s. I have so many fond memories and respected his love for family, his stellar character and example of a Christian man. I will miss seeing him walking to the mail box and our conversations when we were in our backyards. I know you as our parents Ray and Ruth, looking on from Heaven as a protective angel. May God wrap you all in his arms during this next year. We are grieving with you. I am here whatever you need. Peace and love.

  • Prince Judy Posted October 22, 2021 3:22 pm

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  • judy prince Posted October 27, 2021 3:56 am

    Judy and family, I was sorry to hear about Bobby. He was a kind and caring person. I would see him at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and he always had a gentle smile and caring attitude. I remember Margaret and Mrs. Haskins. They would make you feel right at home. I will miss seeing Bobby at church and his sweet smile. God bless.

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