Robert Herland “Bobby” McCall, 81 of Riverview St. in Pembroke departed this life Monday afternoon, November 10, 2008 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. Born in Pembroke on March 3, 1927, he was a son of the late Walter French and Edith Clyo Hilton McCall. Bobby was a life-long member of Pembroke Christian Church serving as elder and trustee, was a member of Castle Rock Lodge No 334 AF&AM in Pembroke and was a member of the Shrine Club. He was a veteran of the U S Army serving in WW II and for over fifty-five years operated Pembroke Motor Sales and was a 1945 graduate of Pembroke High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Billy Gene McCall.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-years, Geraldine Smith McCall; a son and daughter-in-law Wesley and Crystal Ramos McCall of Pembroke; two daughters and sons-in-law Kitty and David Dennis of Houston, Texas and Robin McCall-Miller and Mike Miller of Pembroke; four grandchildren Ethan Ramos, Preston McCall, Brent McCall and McCalla “Callie” Miller; a brother and sister-in-law Jack and Mary Glen Allen McCall of Pembroke; a niece Kristi Porter (Jason); nephews Bryce (Connie) McCall, Ronny McCall, and David (Kelley) McCall.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 PM. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with the Rev E. C. Redmond and the Rev. Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 311 in Pembroke and 68 in Narrows and VFW Post 6000 in Narrows. Allen Dale Williams, David McCall, Ariel Ramos, Ronny McCall, Anthony Dowdy, and Ronnie Lang will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to the Pembroke Christian Church, 517 Snidow St. in Pembroke. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.