Bobby Arnold Call, age 72, of Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home.

He was born December 28, 1946 in Wilkes County to Gertrude Call. Bobby was a retired US Vietnam Army Veteran. He was an Air Defense Artillery Senior Sergeant; 7 years and 7 months 11B50 Infantryman and 7 years 7 months 95B50 Military Police. Bobby received the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal and NCO Professional Development. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude Call Church; and brother, Tom Call.

Surviving are his son, Bobby Lee Call and fiancé Amanda Renae Church of Hickory; daughter, Rebecca Call and boyfriend, Donnie Foster of Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Bryson Lee Call, James Ethan Call, Monica McKinney, Ashley Faw, Austin McKinney; sisters, Tammy Wilson, Rosie Bouchelle; brother, Thorton “Doc” Call.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Wellborn and Jimmy McGlamery officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will follow in Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 12:00 until 1:00 on Thursday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted.

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