Hugh “Dobey” Waddell Burroughs Jr., age 71, of Havelock, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.
Born in Washington, NC, Dobey, as he was lovingly nicknamed, was the oldest son of Hugh and Margie Burroughs. He grew up in Havelock attending Havelock High School graduating with the class of 1966. Dobey later enlisted in the US Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on September 18, 1970. Dobey then went on to be a mailman in Morehead City for over two decades, retiring in 2004.
A cut-up pretty much from birth, his favorite hobby was teasing his family and friends. The family will deeply miss his teasing of his sister, Cynthia, before saying family prayer at mealtimes – frequently asking her: “Are we going to eat today”?
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church of Havelock with Rev. Jim Pegan officiating. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service.
Dobey is survived by his four children, Toni Johnson; Hugh “Casey” Burroughs; Chris Burroughs; and Brandi Dyer. He also leaves behind three siblings, Ronnie Clark; Cynthia Wilcox; Glenn Markey; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews who will miss him greatly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, PO Box 640, Newport, NC 28570
Electronic condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.
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