Robert “Bobby” Marshall Christie, 75, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at his residence following a courageous battle with acute leukemia.
He was born on February 19, 1945, in Iredell County, N.C., to the late Harvey and Lucy Corriher Christie. Mr. Christie was a member of Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville. He served as secretary and treasurer of the Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a volunteer for over 40 years. Bobby worked for Draymore Manufacturing until they closed and then worked at Ingersol Rand in the shipping and receiving department in Davidson and Mocksville until his retirement. His motivators were his family, church, fire department, and his work. His grandchildren were his life.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Madison Moody; brothers, Joe, Tom, and Carl Christie; sisters, Ruby Edmiston, Betty Saunders, and Lena Freeland.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patsy Travis Christie; daughters, Lisa Christie Millsaps (Brent), Amy Christie Moody (Steve); grandchildren, Bailey Moody and Tristan Millsaps; and sisters, Pat Morrison, Linda Moody (Richard).
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, at Heritage House of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Jan Brittain, Rev. Mark Pitts, and Rev. Chris Fitzgerald officiating.
Memorials may be made to Williamson’s Chapel UMC, Pastors Discretionary Fund, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville NC 28117.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Christie family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.