Robert Willis (Bob) Sparrow
May 23, 1940 – June 12, 2020
MIDDLESEX – Robert Willis (Bob) Sparrow went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Wake Medical Center with his wife and family by his side. Bob was born on May 23, 1940 in Norfolk, VA to the late Harlie Willis and Bertha Baines Sparrow. He graduated from Norview High School in 1958 and was employed by Estes Express Lines in Norfolk, VA and Raleigh, NC for 33 years
Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Faucette Sparrow; canine daughter, Gracie; sister, Margaret Louise Barnes of Norfolk, VA; nieces, Diane Suffa (Chris), Jennifer Bell, Kimberly Bell & Madi Freeman of Virginia Beach, VA; nephew, Tyler Freeman of Virginia Beach, VA; special aunts, Peggy Lucarelli of Greenville, SC & Shirley Maddox of Asheville, NC; brother-in-law, Robert Hales of Middlesex, NC; special nieces and nephews, Daryl & Anita Hales, Kaytlin Hales, Donnie & Rosa Hales, Kayla Hales, Carson Hales, Kim & Todd Roberts of Middlesex, NC, Randy & Cindy Hales, Brandon & Beth Hales, Kameron Hales and fiance Kevin Dannelly of Wendell, NC, Dustin and Elizabeth Hales, Brooke Hales & Chase Hales of Zebulon, NC; special friends, Garrett King of Angier, NC and Kathy Swearengin of Wendell, NC.
Contributions may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd. SW, Lilburn GA 30047, ASPCA or a charity of one’s choice.
Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory with visitation immediately following the service following CDC Guidelines & other times at the home. Memorial Service will be available for viewing on Facebook, Friday afternoon. www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral