A.C. Bobo, Jr. , 87, of Auburntown was called from this life to his Heavenly home on January 9th, 2015. A.C. was loved by all who knew him. He was loving, gentle, and devoted to his family. A.C. was the son of Charles Bobo and Mamie Murphy Bobo of the Tucker's Crossroads community.
He grew up on the family farm and for all of his life held a deep seated love of agriculture and animals. He was a lifelong Tennessee resident, leaving only during his Army service in WWII. He returned to Tennessee and married Joann Forkum with whom he had three children. He worked as a farmer and then at Ross Gear in Lebanon, where he retired in the late 1980's. He was a Christian and an active member of Auburntown Church of Christ. Mr. Bobo was a man who loved his God, and his family. We are thankful to have had him in our lives.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 56 years, Joann; his parents Charles and Mamie, and all of his brothers and sisters.
He was Daddy to: Bobby (Joelene) Bobo of Auburntown, Barbara (Tommy) Holley of Leighton, Alabama; and Helen (Roy) Pruitt of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He was Papa to: B.J. (Esther), Don (Angela), Jaylene (Jon), Jacob (Destiny), Lacey (Travis), Cherish (Chris), Naomi (Mark), Rhiannon (Adam). He was also Papa to his five great-grandchildren, D.J., Abigail, Jada, Tristan, and Joshua.
Mr. Bobo is also survived by two sisters-in-law Sammie Plumlee of Lebanon, and Linda Caviness of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. His life is summed up best by the Apostle Paul who wrote the following: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" (II Timothy 4:7).
Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday, January 12, 2015 at Auburntown Church of Christ with Bro. David Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Odom Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, 4 to 8 PM at Woodbury Funeral Home and Monday, 11 AM until time of service at Auburntown Church of Christ.