Bobby Gene McRae was born February 23, 1962 to the proud parents Joe Lewis and Mary M. McRae would welcome the second of their children. Transitioning from his earthly life, Bobby Gene was called home November 28, 2018 at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton, NC around 9:45 am.
“Bobby Gene” as addressed by many that knew him formally, was also referred to as “Bo-Hog” to those who knew him. Bobby loved his Duke University Basketball team and also loved the Dallas Cowboys. He was a lifelong fan of both teams. Bobby’s known trademark was his smile and signature was his boisterous, bombastic laughter that would feel a room immediately.
Some of Bobby’s earliest memories were at Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church, along with New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. These two buildings played a prominent role in his life, as his integration along the paths would let the stops for life for bonds and friendships that would stand the test of time. Past High School Bobby ventured into the workforce where his occupational endeavors would include but not be limited to public service hospitality, agriculture and light maintenance through various settings. Along the way Bobby seemed to discover his true niche in carpentry, where he would dedicate over twenty years plus of crafted service to his tender.
Bobby was preceded in death by his sister, Sherry (1969), father Joe (1995), brother Karl (2012), and Joe McRae Jr.(2017).
He cherish his precious memories, Bobby leaves his mother, Mary M. McRae of Fairmont, NC; two children, Cearow Hooper (Quinte) and Brandon Sinclair both of Lumberton, NC; two granddaughters, Aeronii Melvin and Q’lexis Melvin, his life partner of the past twenty five years, Mary Lambert of Rowland, NC; two sisters, Virginia Ann Brown of Philadelphia, PA; and Jacqueline Rene McRae of Fairmont, NC; three brothers, Darron Devon McRae of Lumberton, NC; Terry and Keith McRae of Raleigh, NC; and Reginald Antonio McRae of Fairmont, NC; Two special cousins Gary Lee and Sandra Floyd Turner. Along with two special buddies from the “Horseshoe Boys” David Poole and David “Butch” Brockington, and a host of loving nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.