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Bobby Joe Crew

October 13, 1950 — January 3, 2024

Sylva

Bobby Joe Crew

Bobby Joe Crew, a beloved soul who touched the lives of many, passed away on January 3, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of compassion, resilience, and unwavering dedication. Born on October 13, 1950, in Jefferson County, Alabama, Bobby Joe's journey was marked by a commitment to helping others and spreading love in every corner he ventured.

One of Bobby Joe's proudest accomplishments was his remarkable thirty-five-year journey in recovery. Overcoming personal challenges with grace and determination, he became an inspiration to countless individuals seeking sobriety. Bobby Joe's incredible strength extended beyond his personal triumphs as he dedicated twenty-five years of his life as a drug and alcohol counselor. Through his compassionate guidance and support, he empowered scores of people to reclaim their lives from the clutches of addiction. His impact will forever be ingrained in the hearts of those he guided towards a brighter future.

However, it was the unconditional love and devotion Bobby Joe embodied within his family that lit up his world the most. He derived immense joy and satisfaction from witnessing the growth and success of his grandson Shane. Against all odds, Bobby Joe believed in Shane when no one else did. With unwavering faith and unwavering teachings, he nurtured Shane into becoming a beloved member of their community. A testament to the profound influence he had on others' lives.

As Bobby Joe embarked on new chapters in life, he encountered kindred spirits who would become lifelong companions. When he relocated from Alabama to Florida, fate brought him together with a dear friend named Greg. The two shared years of camaraderie as Bob selflessly lent his expertise in woodworking and fence construction to support Greg's business endeavors. Their friendship blossomed through shared laughter and memorable moments woven into the tapestry of their lives.

In Alabama, Bobby Joe was embraced by the warm-hearted community led by Mike and Barbara alongside Harvey and his wife, B. Their friendships were filled with cherished memories, serving as testaments to Bobby Joe's genuine and kind nature. His presence brought joy and solace to those around him, leaving an indelible mark on their lives.

Bobby Joe's spirit lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to cross his path. He will be dearly missed by his best friends, Greg and Mike, who shared countless adventures and laughter by his side. The depth of Bobby Joe's love expanded to encompass his cherished family: his grandson Shane, a living legacy of Bobby Joe's unwavering belief in the power of love and support; his loving granddaughter Kymberlynn, whose life was brightened by her grandfather's affectionate presence; and his nephew Andy, an unwavering companion who accompanied Bob on their trucking journeys.

In this time of mourning, let us celebrate the profound impact that Bobby Joe Crew had on the world around him. His compassion, generosity, and dedication to helping others will continue to inspire generations to come. Though he may no longer dwell among us physically, his spirit will forever guide and uplift those whose lives he touched. May we honor his memory by practicing kindness, embracing love, and cherishing every moment with our loved ones. Rest in peace, Bobby Joe Crew – a true hero whose light will never fade.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva NC.  No services are planned at this time.

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