Bobby Gene "Whitie" EarpAugust 27, 1941 ~ October 7, 2017 (age 76)
Mr. Bobby Gene “Whitie” Earp, 76, of Hiddenite, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Earp was born August 27, 1941 in Alexander County, the son of the late Harvey Earp and Bonnie Pope Earp.
He had worked as a painter and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He loved rabbit hunting and listening to the dogs.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: step-mother, Rosie Earp; two brothers, John Earp and Jimmy Earp; two step-brothers, Harles Southers and Roy Southers.
Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife, Mae Belle Earp; a daughter, Lou Cinda Barnes and husband, Andy, of Taylorsville; a son, Danny Lee Southers and wife, Sundee, of Newton; three grandchildren, Bradley Southers and friend, Brianne, Brody Southers and wife, Jenna, all of Newton, Braden Southers and wife, Callie, of Conover; two great-grandchildren, Gavyn Southers and Madisyn Southers; two brothers, Red Earp and wife, Irene, of Taylorsville; Thomas Earp of Marion; a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Fairview Baptist Church, the body will lie-in-state 30 minutes prior to the service. Revs. Durant Barr and Ruel Fox will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home.
Pallbearers include: Bradley Southers, Brody Southers, Braden Southers, Pete Legg, Logan Legg and William Earp.
In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to: Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 41 Center Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is honored to be serving the Earp Family.