Bobby James Holbrook

Bobby James Holbrook, 75, of Elkin passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2021. Mr. Holbrook was born May 2, 1946, in Traphill to John Calloway Holbrook and Flossie Casey Holbrook.

Bobby was a North Carolina licensed auctioneer since 1999. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR races, eating crabs, making music, but most importantly spending time with his family, friends and beloved dog, Skipper. Bobby was a master storyteller, had a memory that outdid everyone and a laugh that will be missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Holbrook, Claude Holbrook, Lundy Holbrook, Clyde Holbrook; sisters, Muriel Stout, Mazie Campbell and Pansy Waddell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Rita Dotson Holbrook of the home; daughters, Debbie Casstevens of Elkin, Brenda Wilcox and husband, Bill “BJ,” of Elkin; grandchildren, Kayla Wilcox and Austin Wilcox of Elkin; twin sister, Barbara Sellers and husband, Michael, of Thurmond; brothers, Mack Holbrook and wife, Bev, of Colora, Md.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Charity Hill Baptist Church, 423 Union Hill Road, Thurmond, with Pastor Brian Cardwell and Rev. Daniel Shores officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home for the care and compassion given to Bobby and his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, N.C., 27017.

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Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.

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