Mr. Bobbie “Bob” Dial, 80, of 1685 Canal Road, Pembroke, was born September 30, 1943 and departed his earthly home Saturday, November 18, 2023 at home. He was preceded in death by his wife: Mrs. Ilene Chavis Dial, mother: Mrs. Martha L. Dial; father: Mr. Bernes “Big Boy” Dial; brothers: Mr. Calhoun “Sam” Dial, Mr. William “Peter” Dial and Mr. Samuel “Brunner” Dial; sisters: Ms. Macy Keyworth, Ms. Sadie “Snooks” Foust and Ms. Lucia Dial Finerty.
The funeral will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Elrod Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Chavis officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Mr. Dial is survived by his four daughters: Ms. Mona Lisa of Pembroke, Ms. Marlita of Raleigh, Ms. Bobby Ann of Rowland and Ms. Alfreida of Pembroke; a son: Mr. Steven Locklear of Pembroke; nine grandchildren: Monica, Aaron, Morgan, Madison, Blake, Molly Ann, Lincoln, Makayla (Lee) and Will; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Mr. Andrew “Duck” Dial and Mr. Ronnie Dial (Linda); one sister: Ms. Shelby Indyk.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Elrod Baptist Church.
Our father was a devout member of Elrod Baptist Church. He is most known for making BBQ, farming large gardens and working sunrise to sunset. He was most proud of his girls and his grandchildren. His routine was predictable. He looked forward to multiple visits during the week from Mona. He started each morning by calling Marlita, Bobby “Granny” and Freida and continued to call many more times through the day. He was very proud of Madison “Prinsy”, Makayla and Molly “his little Indian girl” for working in healthcare and encouraged further education. He excitedly awaited Blake graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in May. He was amazed by Little Will’s strength and always said he was a tough as Raw Hide. His favorite singer was Lincoln. He would request Lincoln to sing any song at any time of the day. In Bob’s famous words his grandchildren would like to say, “Papa we like your style man”.
Accepting his calling to open a home for elders, Bob, as he liked to be called, opened Dial’s Family Care Home. Throughout his career he trained his daughter, Alfreida, to follow his footsteps. Thirty years later, Bob and Ilene’s legacy continues to provide care for others.