Robert "Bobby" Edward Leake, Jr.

Tuesday, May 17, 1960 - Monday, March 22, 2021

Deeply Missed

Photo of Robert "Bobby" Edward Leake, Jr.  - 1960-2021

Leicester- Robert “Bobby” Edward Leake, Jr., age 60, of Gray Fox Drive, peacefully entered into his eternal Heavenly home on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Bobby was born May 17, 1960 in Monterey, California to the late Gertrude S. and Robert Leake, Sr.  He honorably and proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1977 until 1983 and had resided in Virginia Beach before locating to North Carolina and making his home in Leicester for the past five years. Bobby had been employed in the heating and cooling industry for 40 dedicated years, having owned his own business and most recently employed by MB Haynes in Asheville. He also serviced commercial restaurant equipment and was indeed talented at his trade.  One of Bobby’s favorite places to visit and spend time was the beach, he loved the ocean.  He was a member of Jones Valley Baptist Church in Leicester. Bobby was a friend to everyone and he loved his family deeply.  

Surviving are his loving wife, Melissa Carol Justice Freeman Leake; his son, Robert Donald Leake; his daughters, Heather Hailey and Haylee Leake; stepsons, Caleb David Sluder and James Adam Sluder; grandchildren, Jordyn and Shayne; step-grandchildren, Charity Ann Sluder, Micaliah Sluder, and Malachi Sluder; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elmer and Brenda Justice that he loved like his own parents and also his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robbie and Merlene Justice.

A graveside funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Leake will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, March 26, 2021 at Jones Valley Church Cemetery. Reverend Matthew Sams will be officiating.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Leake family.    

 

Condolences from family and friends

Bobby, your legacy will live on with all who's lives you touched. Thanks for Standing up and Serving this Great Country. From a co-worker and Army Brother, I will see you in Heaven.
John and Toni Siverling
Bobby was a very sweet friend, Always a fun loving and loved to talk to all. never met a stranger. Sang in the Choir at First Baptist Church Clyde. He and Haylee
Ruby Crumpler
Bobby was a very sweet friend, Always a fun loving and loved to talk to all. never met a stranger. Sang in the Choir at First Baptist Church Clyde. He and Haylee
Ruby Crumpler
Bobby was a very sweet friend, Always a fun loving and loved to talk to all. never met a stranger. Sang in the Choir at First Baptist Church Clyde. He and Haylee were at church until they moved. He was surly missed. Love and Prayers to Haylee and all the family...
Ruby Crumpler
Rest in Peace Dad. I am confident you are in a better place. You will be missed more than words can express. I love you! Heather
Heather Hailey
Heather, Robert and Haylee, We are so very sorry for your loss and we know your hearts are so heavy for your dad. We are praying for strength for you all and you have a community of people who are here to support you. We know how much he loved you! Stay strong. Matt and Lacy
Matt and Lacy
Bobby was a great man! Always positive, and genuine no matter where you seen him. RIP brother you will be missed.
Fred Marquez
Bobby was an true friend and I enjoyed the time we got to share visiting the Baptist church in Clyde together. He never met an stranger. I met so many very close friends of his and enjoyed sharing times with them as well. A good Christian and witness to everyone, his faith could move mountains and he praised God for all his success from recovering from the bypass surgery he had. He will truly be missed but I choose to be happy and rejoice that he is with the Father in Heaven at this time. I know by a doubt I will see my dear friend again soon. To the family I'm asking God to give you Strength, and Comfort at this time. God bless you each.
Angela Borders
I am very sorry to have just learned of this. Bobby was a very nice and kind man. He was a neighbor for many years and a friend. I am sorry for his families loss
Patricia vass