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Snow's Memorial Chapel

746 Cherry Street, Macon, GA

OBITUARY

Robert "Bobby" Edward Starr III

July 21, 1961November 27, 2019

Robert "Bobby" Edward Starr, III, 58, died on Wednesday, November 27, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. A High Requiem Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 1 o'clock, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Scott Winchel will officiate and a Rosary will be said on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5 o'clock. The family will receive friends at the church, immediately following.

Bobby was born on July 21, 1961 in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Helen and Bob Starr, II. He graduated from Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia, in 1980, and married the love of is life, Octavia Becton, in 1988. He owned and operated a successful commercial electrical business for many years before starting Corvus Enterprises, LLC, a land clearing business in Byron, Georgia.

Bobby drew many friends with his witty stories and his ready laugh and smile. He was a gourmet-caliber cook and had been an avid motorcycle rider. A lifelong Roman Catholic, Bobby was a passionate defender of his faith. He was also an outspoken advocate for his conservative beliefs and family values. A voracious reader, Bobby had interests ranging from model airplanes to astronomy. But above all else, he loved God, his family, and his friends.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Robert Starr, II, and his sister, Michelle Starr.

Bobby is survived by his beloved wife, Octavia Becton Starr; his cherished children, Logan, Alexander, and Lydia; his mother, Helen Bigler Starr; siblings, Barbara Starr Carper and Chris Starr; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Bobby is survived by his beloved wife, Octavia Becton Starr; his cherished children, Logan, Alexander, and Lydia; his mother, Helen Bigler Starr; siblings, Barbara Starr Carper and Chris Starr; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


    Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Robert Starr, II, and his sister, Michelle Starr.

Services

  • Rosary and Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • High Requiem Mass Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memories

Robert "Bobby" Edward Starr III

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Thomas Breeden

December 8, 2019

Bobby's Father, Robert E. Starr II was one of my best friends. We started working together in 1963 at Mead Paper Central Research in Chillicothe, Ohio. Later in 1968 we were both laid off and Bob II moved to Macon, Georgia for employment. During those years in Chillicothe I got to know Helen, Bobby III, Barbara, Chris, and Michelle. All of the children were well behaved and polite and I enjoyed seeing them.
Bobby III grew into a strong, handsome young man whom I only saw occasionally. I always enjoyed being around him for his sense of humor and fun-loving nature. He had a personality that drew people into himself. When he developed cancer I knew he would fight it hard and he certainly did, he displayed great courage. I will miss his great personality and presence but knowing he was a man of great faith I know our Saviour took him home. May God bless his family and friends, until we meet again!

Jay Benge

December 4, 2019

My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Octavia and all of the Starr family. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. My best memory is a friend of mine told me Robert had us a free ticket to see Rush who were coming thru Atlanta on their 2015 tour. Even though Rush wasnt a band I'd normally go see I thought why not.
So I went and that concert and the whole experience turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. I will never forget Bob for that. RIP you will be missed.

Daniel Sikes

December 3, 2019

What can be said of Bobby from my perspective is simply that Bobby lived a life of intensity that few I know of can match guided by his love for God, family, and friends. I for one of the latter was less the friend than Bob as I allowed our friendship to become more of a passer-by. My neglect like others is my loss. My prayers continue with Octavia, their kids, and all Bob's family. The bottom line is I am a better person for having known Bob and I thank God for Bobby Starr.

Joanie and Johnny Bentz

December 2, 2019

When my husband I were married, Robert sent us 2 beautiful rosaries as a wedding gift, one in my birthstone, and one in my husband's. It was the most important gift we could have received, and so beautifully thoughtful. Truly a man of Our Lady-- and now fighting for her even more.

Our heartfelt condolences to Octavia, children and the whole family.
Requescant in Pace Robert Starr III ✝

Your friends from PA, the Bentz's

Cheryl Fisher

December 1, 2019

Prayers of comfort and peace for Bobby's family. So sorry for your loss, Octavia. From your next door neighbor.

Cody GRU Smith

December 1, 2019

The Wind Therapy Riders extends our prayers to the family. Bob was a wonderful guy and I enjoyed meeting and becoming friends with him. Prayer Warriors Up for comfort and peace.

Mike Bruce

November 30, 2019

I am grieved over the loss of my dear friend, Bob Starr. Bob, you followed your conscience, learned along the way, fought the Good Fight, and most importantly, you loved. We who knew you are ever the richer.
A favourite story of Bob's is a time he visited the Big House Museum of the Allman Brothers Band just a few years ago. Here is how I remember it:
He was sitting on a bench in the back yard, reflecting on the treasures he'd seen inside and listening to the music playing lightly on the outdoor speakers, when a tall figure with long hair came along and had a seat. The two talked quietly for a nice little while about this and that. The tall gentleman moved on eventually, and Bob returned inside the Big House. The lady on duty inside asked Bob, "How did it go out there with Gregory?"
"Huh?"
"Did you have a good talk with Gregg?"
"Oh, you mean that fellow I spoke with outside?"
"Yeah, what did you think of talking with Gregg Allman?"
"Are you kidding me? Is that who he was?"
Bob told me that he was kind of glad that he didn't recognize Allman, so it was possibly a uniquely pleasant thing for Gregg to have a conversation with a new face, just as any person without fame can, with no adulation or pretense. I believe Mr. Allman would never forget meeting Bob, like so many who ever made Bob's aquaintance.
One of the many things Bob and I have in common is an appreciation of such ordinary moments for which we are thankful to Divine Providence.
Dear God, I'll miss my friend Bobby.

Loren and Maureen Driskell

November 30, 2019

Octavia, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bobby. We are out of town but wanted you to know that we are thinking and praying for you and the kids. We are so so sorry and will miss Bobby so much.

Angela Franklin

November 30, 2019

I met Robert before my job at the Pig in Roberta...always a smile ,hug ,a kind word...always holding hands with the love of his life. I missed seeing those smiles when I left the Pig...thanks for the memories and kindness to all!

Matt Bradshaw

November 30, 2019

Bobby Starr was a wonderful husband,father,and friend.He really touched so many people's lives.Im gonna miss sharing recipes and cooking out.
I'm gonna miss talking to you and just hearing your voice. Bobby Starr you was a wonderful friend to me and to my family.We love you always and we will never forget you. Thank you for everything until we meet again.

FROM THE FAMILY