Robert William Huskins

BAKERSVILLE — Robert William “Bobby” Huskins, 89, of the Lily Branch Community, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 

He was the son of the late Charles and Creanie Gouge Huskins. 

Bobby was a member of the Lily Branch Baptist Church, the National Rifle Association and the American Chestnut Association. He also retired from the engineering department of DuPont and was a veteran of the United States Army. He served in World War II as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, and was also a demolition specialist.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bertha Tipton Huskins; daughters, Rebecca Huskins, of Camden, South Carolina, Deborah McTeer, and husband, Doug, of Early Branch, South Carolina, and Pamela Courtney, of Bakersville; son, Robert “D.R.” Huskins, of Camden, South Carolina; grandchildren, Shayna Howell, Evans McTeer, Caroline McTeer, Kayla Hough and Lana Huskins; great-grandchildren, Jase Howell, Morgan Mae Howell, Gracie Hough, Ronnie Hough and Jacob Hough. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Alvin, Charles, Ruth, Marvin, Homer, Fuller, Lloyd, Mary Lou, Brose, Kathleen and Carl; and his son in law, Tom Courtney.

Funeral Services were 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, in the Lily Branch Baptist Church. 

Vern Grindstaff and Don Ford officiated. 

Burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by Sgt. E.L. Randolph, DAV Chapter 57. 

The family received friends one hour prior to the service. 

Memorials may be made to the Lily Branch Baptist Church or Cemetery Fund, c/o Jackie Thomas, 3125 Snow Creek Road, Bakersville, NC 28705.

Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Huskins family.

The MItchell News

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