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Cromartie - Miller Funerals & Cremations

401 W Cumberland St, Dunn, NC

OBITUARY

Robert Paul O' Brien

March 17, 1952October 3, 2019
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Robert “Bob” Paul O’ Brien, age 67, of Dunn passed away peacefully Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

He was born March 17, 1952 in Fayetteville, North Carolina the son of the late Paul O’Brien and Lucy Herring Hazeltine. Also preceding him in death are his brothers, William David Herring and Patrick Michael O’Brien.

Bob worked for the Department of Transportation for numerous years as a Crew Leader. He was a long time member of Pleasant Grove Freewill Baptist Church. His three grandchildren were the apple of his eye, he loved to play with them and was devoted to his family. Bob was a gun enthusiast, enjoyed hunting, liked spending time gardening, driving his John Deere Tractors and his red truck.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 22 years, Virginia O’Brien of the home; daughter, Dana Boykin and husband Steven; son, Stacy Tart and wife Jessica; grandchildren, Joshua Boykin, Rayleigh Tart and Brody Tart; sister, Patricia Michelle Sherman and husband Bob Sherman; Dana’s Mother, Linda Carter; sister-in-law, Marie Gregory; brother-in-law, Jerry Gregory; canine companion, Sassy; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6 PM Monday, October 7, 2019 at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home in Dunn with Rev. Don Flemming officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Friends are welcome to visit the home of Mr. O’Brien for calling hours.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Cromartie Miller Funeral Home, 401 W. Cumberland Street, Dunn, NC 28334. 910.892.2077

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, October 7, 2019

Memories

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Paul O’Brien

October 7, 2019

Uncle bob I love you with all my heart when I Heard the news That you when home it broke my heart you was so good to me and my family tell Grandma and daddy and my mommy I love them sometimes I wish it was a dream but I know you’re in a better place and I cannot wait to the day I get to meet yall again I love you uncle bob

Pamela Gardner

October 7, 2019

Dear Jenny , The pictures are beautiful and it looks like you and Bob lived life to the fullest for as long as he was able. Wonderful memories to reflect on. May God bless you as you grieve your loss. Praying for you and the family.

Jan Carter

October 5, 2019

We will miss Bob. We always enjoy being with you all Darren family celebrations. Bob will be missed. We are praying for your all. Love you all. Jan and Steve Carter.♥️🙏

Naomi Carter

October 4, 2019

To the families of Bob O’Brien- we had good memories and times with Bob. I went to Church with Bob since we were both 13 and I never knew I would marry into the same family as he did. We enjoyed the parties at Dana’s, his daughter and our niece and he always was kind and wanted to know how we were. Rest in Heaven and just knowing your pain is gone is worth it. Love and prayers to you all. Naomi and Stan Carter

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