Bobby Arnold Call, 72, of Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Wilkes County to Gertrude Call.

Bobby was a retired U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was an air defense artillery senior sergeant; seven years and seven months 11B50 infantryman and seven years and seven months 95B50 in the military police. Bobby received the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service and Campaign medals, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal and NCO Professional Development.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude Call Church, and a brother, Tom Call.

Surviving are his son, Bobby Lee Call and fiancé, Amanda Renae Church, of Hickory; a daughter, Rebecca Call and boyfriend, Donnie Foster, of Wilkesboro; his grandchildren, Bryson Lee Call, James Ethan Call, Monica McKinney, Ashley Faw and Austin McKinney; his sisters, Tammy Wilson and Rosie Bouchelle; and a brother, Thorton “Doc” Call.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Miller Funeral Chapel, with Pastor David Wellborn and Jimmy McGlamery officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the honor guard from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142, followed in Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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