Bobby went peacefully to the Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 with his loved ones at his side.
Born April 21, 1934 and raised in Lobelia by Maggie Newton Brooks and Robert L. Brooks, Sr. He served our country in the U.S. Army in communications for 2 years before starting work at the Maritron. He started his career in banking at The Carolina Bank in Aberdeen in 1965 and moved to the Vass branch where he went on to become Vice President and City Executive until he retired after 30 years (now Truist) in 1995. Bobby (nicknamed ‘Milburn’ for Milburn Drysdale) did his very best to help all of his clients as best he could. Over the years people would approach him and thank him for the help he gave them over the years and although he may not have remembered their names, it truly, truly meant a great deal to him. He also had a great deal of respect, admiration and love for each and every one of his employees that he fondly referred to as “My Girls”. He earned his insurance license and his real estate license as well. He was most recently Broker in Charge of Talamore Properties and served on the Moore County Tax Board. He developed a love of golf in his late 20’s and was an accomplished golfer, which he carried throughout his entire life, achieving 5 holes in one and making many golf trips with his golfing buddies to Scotland, Ireland and England, playing over 38 golf courses there, some multiple times as well as all around the USA.
He also had a deep love of Carolina Beach Music and served on the Enhancement Committee of SOS for many years and was a founding member of the M.A.S.S.
He was also a long time member of the Masonic Shriners
He enjoyed traveling and went on many cruises and trips all over the world with his longtime companion Beverly Stewart.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Brooks Smith, her husband, Tom H. Smith, who was a great friend and golfing partner, Beverly Stewart, his beloved companion for over 25 years of Carthage and sister, Joyce Marsh of Sanford.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. John Michalak and staff, Dr. Saritha Ravella and the First Health Oncology staff, the First Health Radiation Oncology staff, the staff on the second floor of Reid Heart Center and Dr. Randall Mercier and Donna for their unparalleled compassion, kindness and professionalism
He wished for no formal service but if you are so inclined, please make a donation in his name to the Children’s Home Society of NC chsnc.org or to the PAN Foundation panfoundation.org to help others pay for expensive medications for major illnesses which insurance doesn’t cover. Any amount, no matter how small helps someone. Do something nice for someone, no matter how small. You never know what they are facing and you could make a difference in their lives.
Billy, Penrose and John Von, your eternal foursome is now complete… Play Away!
Condolences may be sent to coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.
The family has entrusted services to Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Vass.