Bobby "B.W." Wray Poe
December 21, 1931 – September 27, 2019
Bobby W. Poe, 87, a farmer and retired dispatcher after 40 years of employment with Southern and Norfolk Southern Railway, died Friday September 27th. Bobby served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1954.
The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Monday, September 30 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC 27502 and the funeral will be held at 11am Tuesday, October 1 at New Hill Baptist Church, followed by graveside service at Apex Cemetery.
He is preceded in death by his parents Willie F. Poe and Pauline B. Poe, brother William A. Poe, sisters Virginia P. Pumpelly and Anna P. Wilkins.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Adams Poe; sons Andrew W. Poe, Robby F. Poe (Rachel), Jeffrey A. Poe; granddaughters Audrey and Lauren; and nephews Doug Poe (Jean), Daryl Poe (Jeanne), Danny Wilkins (Mary Ellen).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Hill Baptist Church, Global Evangelism Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Transitions LifeCare.
Condolences to www.ApexFuneral.net
- Doug Poe
- Clark Shaw
- Sammy Lawrence
- Stan Lowe
- Ken Bowling
- Danny Wilkins
- Daryl Poe, Honorary
New Hill Baptist Church
3700 Old US 1 Highway, New Hill, North Carolina 27562
- Global Evangelism Ministries
250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607
- Visitation Monday, September 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, October 1, 2019
- Graveside Service to Follow Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Bobby "B.W." Wray Poe
October 1, 2019
I received a text message last night that told me of the passing of Bobby W. Poe. Most of you reading this do not know the man, but I did. He is the first person I remember in life who was not a part of my immediate family. What I mean is that I cannot think of a person I have known longer than Bobby — I have known him for more than 59 years.
Bobby is the dad to our ministry colleague, Andy Poe who did not come on this project because of the rapidly declining health of his dad. We first met when I was around 2 years old, in the church our families attended. Bobby had taught Sunday School in our small country church, served as a Deacon, and just about everything else. He was certainly a pillar of that church.
My dad and Bobby had known each other for life. Although Dad was 10 years Bobby’s senior their family farms were very near to each other and as was the case back then, all people were really neighbors. Bobby had served in the navy like my dad, but after his initial 4 years or so he got out and went to work for the RailRoad where he retired. As a part of his work with the railroads, he was assigned to work in Fuquay-Varina, NC. The Depot in this small town was on my commuting road to college and I stopped my motorcycle by 3 or 4 mornings per week to visit with Bobby and have a cup of his “navy coffee” early on those mornings. Those are certainly fond memories.
A few years later I was called by the church where Bobby and his family attended to serve as their pastor. This was my first church and people like Bobby were gracious and kind to forgive me of all my mistakes and help mold and make me into the person I am today.
Over the past 20 years or so I have stopped by to visit with Bobby and his wife Liz nearly every time I was in the area. I tried to call him on his birthdays, but I regret not visiting more, but I’m extremely grateful for having known and loved Bobby Poe. I know that he loved me too. He was a faithful supported of our mini
Dickie & Terri Miller
September 29, 2019
I will always cherish the relationship that Bobby Poe and I shared with the Lord Jesus Christ. Bobby was always good to me! I have fond memories of hunting deer on his land with my father. I am so grateful that he shared his land with us, some of our best memories were made on Bobby's land . I stopped by Bobby and Liz's house several times to share venison that was taken from their land . Their house was always so inviting, Liz would get so excited to receive the fresh meat to cook for her husband. We met Bobby when we were teenagers Terry and I were visiting relatives that were renting a house from Bobby and Liz . We have always had great respect for Bobby and Liz! Our paths crossed again in 2004 at New Hill Baptist Church where we served together on the Deacon board for several years. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for placing Bobby and Liz in my life. I am so proud to have such pillars of our community as my friends. Bobby's Journey has just begun he is with my mother and father and has touched the face of our savior Jesus Christ rest in peace my friend as tears roll down my face as I write this Memorial