Robert David Dellinger Jr.

August 6, 1968September 10, 2018
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GARNER- Robert David Dellinger Jr. 50, of Garner passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center. Robert was born in Haywood County, to the late Robert David Dellinger Sr. and Nancy Ellis Dellinger. He is survived by his wife Stephanie Dellinger of the home; his mother Nancy Ellis Dellinger of Hickory; his brother Russell “Rusty” Dellinger and wife Stacy of Hickory; mother-in-law Brenda Nelon of Rutherfordton; father-in-law Randy Walker; sister-in-law Denise Ferguson and husband Chester of Rutherfordton and Melisia Walker of Clemmons; aunts Mary Jane Killian and husband Melvin of Hickory, Carol VandenBosch of Hickory, Kim Abernethy and husband Tommy of Boone; uncles, Butch Ellis of Hickory, and the late Billy Dellinger and wife Rita of Hickory, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces , great nephews and cousins. A visitation of friends will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Hickory Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.


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Robert David Dellinger Jr.

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Dave Ervin

September 21, 2018

Robbie was one of the nicest people you could ever want to meet. He was unselfish and always ready to step back in line (literally or figuratively) to let you go ahead.

He had a remarkable personality and big smile and hug always ready for you. He LOVED his family and friends, never knew a stranger and lead with his kind deeds.

We had a LOT of fond memories together-especially duck hunting in Eastern NC. Robbie liked to shoot "back-up" and let the others take the first shot.

Robbie's passing is a huge loss for all those that knew him-surpassed only by the loss of those that never had the privilege to meet him.

God Bless the entire Dellinger family and all their friends and acquaintances.

Rest easy Robbie.....

Love ya,

Dave Ervin

Linda Tilley

September 16, 2018

Stephanie, Nancy, Rusty and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Robbie's passing. I remember that little baby that was born the day after my birthday, one of the prides of his grandmother, my Aunt Annie Mae, little brother of Rusty and joy of the whole Dellinger family. Prayers for comfort and peace at his too early passing. I am sorry that I was out of town at the time of the visitation. Please know, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Linda Gurganious Tilley

Daniel Herman

September 15, 2018

So sorry to hear of Robbie's passing. Mom and I, and my brother John, want to offer our deepest condolences to this wonderful family. Nancy, Rusty, Stephanie, and all the family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Surely Robbie is rejoicing with other family members up there in heaven. May God Bless and Keep you all.......................cousin Daniel

Martha Propst

September 15, 2018

So sorry to hear about Robbie. I just now say the 0bituary. You will be in my prayers for God to give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. It is not suppose to be this way , a child going before the parent, but we know that God is control and we do not understand his plans or the reason why some things happen the way they do. He is with his Dad now and they are probably causing some trouble.

Your classmate and friend,
Martha Propst

Kimberly Clyde Landy

September 14, 2018

Stephanie, My heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

Kathy Jacobsen

September 14, 2018

Stephanie, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious husband and best friend. May God watch over you and comfort your broken heart during this difficult time. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. ❤️❤️

Shirley Lacy

September 14, 2018

Rob was an awesome husband to my sweet friend Stephanie. I met him years ago and he was very nice to me. I knew how much they loved each other by stories Stephanie shared and by the expression on her face and the light in her eyes. My God watch over Stephanie, Ms. Nancy, Rusty and Stacy during this difficult time.

Bryan and Gail Stevens

September 13, 2018

Robert was an outstanding neighbor and friend. He was always friendly and caring toward us. We will miss him greatly. Stephanie, may God be with you during this time.


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