Born in Union County, he was a son of the late Elmer Franklin and Kate Stevens Bobo and was the last surviving member of his immediate family, which included 10 brothers and sisters. He was retired from Conwood Corporation and was a Mason and Shriner. A faithful member of First Baptist Church of Laurens for over 50 years, he was a member of the Barraca Sunday School Class, served on several church committees, and was actively involved in the church’s disaster relief team. Bill was an avid woodworker, loved hunting and fishing, and was a certified beekeeper with the Laurens County Beekeepers Association. He was actively involved with Laurens Dixie Youth Baseball for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Mark Bobo and wife Kim of Rocky Face, GA, and Mary Alice Bobo Holmes and husband Kevin of Inman; his grandchildren, Anna Kate Bobo and Will Holmes; a great grandson, Jackson Byrd; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and siblings, he was predeceased by: a granddaughter, Mary Hatton Byrd.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm, Sunday, February 11, 2018, at First Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson, Rev. Dale Whelch, and Dr. Bev Kennedy with burial in Rosemont Cemetery in Union, SC.
The family will be at the home and will receive friends at First Baptist Church on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 300 West Main St. Laurens, SC 29360, or to Echo for Kids, In Memory of Mary Hatton Byrd, 216 Hillside Drive, Rocky Face, GA 30740.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.