Robert Hawthorne

Obituary of Robert Hawthorne

Robert "Bob" John Hawthorne, 70, of White Lake died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Whiteville.

Mr. Hawthorne was born December 31, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York the son of Floyd and Alberta (Hammond) Hawthorne. Bob was an Army Veteran, a graduate of Franklin Pierce Business College and SUNY College in Oneonta, NY. Bob also studied for the Priesthood. He was employed in Duplin County as a respiratory therapist. Bob enjoyed reading Civil War stories, keeping up with current events, listening to music and times spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years: Vera (Beal) Hawthorne; one son: Robert R. "Rob" Hawthorne of Houston, TX; one brother: Steven Hawthorne of Wilmington, NC; grandson, Gavin Hawthorne of Houston, TX; step-sons, Herman and Anthony Whitehead of Ramseur, NC; step-daughter, Kelly Whitehead of Silk Hope; step-granddaughter, Gabriella Whitehead.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral will follow Saturday at 3:00 PM in the Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.

Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Bonlee.

Memorials may be made to Angel House Hospice Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail Road, Whiteville, NC 28472.

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