Our beloved Bobby Ray Scarboro, entered in to rest on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at the age of 68. Bobby was born on Thursday, October 30, 1952 in Mt. Gilead North Carolina to Reverend John and Zelma Scarborough.
At a very early age, Bobby accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior under Mt. Zion AME Zion Church.
Bobby was educated in Mt. Gilead Public Schools and went on to serve in the United States Navy. He attended Norfolk State University. After college, he began his career working for the United States Government in 1978. In 2007, he retired from the United States Navy Reserve. January 3, 2020, he retired from his career with the government as Pier 8 Operations Director.
Bobby loved his family, friends and community. Everyone that knows Bobby, knows he lived by the mantra “Blessed by the Best.”
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend John R. and Zelma Scaraborough; his beloved wife of 43 years, Essie M. Scarboro; son, Dana E. Scarboro; four sisters, Joanne Scarborough, Harriet Scarborough, LTC Earldine Cisco and Charlotte Green.
Those left to cherish and continue Bobby’s legacy are: children, Sanquinetta Lacey (James) and Bobette Debrough; grand- children, Janiah Manley, Isreal Perkins and Gabriel Debrough of Charles City, Virginia and Johnny K. Scarborough (Varena) of Salisbury, NC; one sister, Geraldine (Charles) Adkins.