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Robert Eugene "Bobby" Dew

December 5, 1939 - June 21, 2020

Robert Eugene ‘Bobby’ Dew, born on December 5, 1939, in Wilmington, NC passed away on June 21, 2020 with his devoted wife and family by his side.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Phyllis Little Dew; son Robert Dew (Kimi); daughters Cindy Cross (Morris), Susan Dew-Knight and Audrey Morrison (Jeff); grandchildren Burton Dew (Kelsey), Spencer Dew (Carol), Holly Dew, Sarah Cross, Samantha Cross and Victoria Morrison Boyle (Timmy). Bobby is also survived by his twin brother Jimmy Dew (Nikki); sister Faye Smith and sister in law Gerri Little Pettus.

Bobby was an avid fisherman with his best catch, Phyllis, enjoyed their lush flower and vegetable gardens together, and oh how he loved her boiled peanuts.

Bobby proudly shared his athletic accolades, athlete of the year and three Letterman, and fishing stories with many pictures to back them up to those around him throughout his life. With excessive pride, he never missed an opportunity to share the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.

He retired from International Paper after 42 years of service. A private service is planned due to the current pandemic.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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A private service is planned due to the current pandemic.

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