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Bobby Richard Case

d. November 20, 2022


Bobby Richard Case, of Rutledge, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the age of 85. Mr. Case enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and having his beloved wife, Sara, fry up his freshly caught fish. He was a “busy body” and working on the garden, yard, and other projects made him happy. Mr. Case was plain spoken and clearly expressed how he felt whether your feelings were hurt or not. He spoke the truth and told it exactly how it was with no sugar coating. Mr. Case was heavily depended on by others and when someone was having issues, he became a world class problem solver and was determined to find answers and fix the problem. He was unstoppable once he put his mind to doing something. Above all, Mr. Case cherished his family
dearly and provided well for them. He was well respected and loved immensely by all of his family. Mr. Case was treasured especially by his grandchildren, who had the following to say about him.

Papaw has always been a hero to me. He enabled others to understand how to live and appreciate a certain quality of life, understand liberty, and individually pursue happiness. He did this by teaching lessons learned, leading by example, and holding us accountable. He never hesitated to
say exactly what others needed to hear. His service to our country and his family will never be forgotten. In Bobby and Sara’s honor, let us strive to be better, be and do more, not only for ourselves, but for others as well. (Grandson Robby Case)

Papaw was an incredibly smart and loving man. He has inspired me in many ways to be the best I can be. He and Pedi lived their lives with dignity and class. I’m so thankful for the examples he has been to his children and grandchildren. He showed us what love and happiness is and taught
us what high quality relationships look like with family. One thing I learned from Papaw is to do it right the first time so you don’t have to come back and do it over again. He left a legacy of love, hard work, truthfulness, and generosity. (Grandson Jonathan Case)

What Papaw did that influenced me the most is his interest in learning. If he needed something done, he didn’t just hire someone to do it, he did everything he could to learn to do the job himself. If something broke, he didn’t just throw it away, he figured out how it worked and fixed it. If he saw something that interested him, he researched it and learned all he could. He was never of the opinion that he knew everything, so he never stopped learning. It’s so easy to give up and hire somebody, or throw something away, or just walk through life not knowing how the world around you works. Papaw didn’t take the easy route and that showed me that if you keep learning, life will never be boring. (Grandson Jake Bailey)

Papaw was very straightforward with you, but I knew he was looking out for our best interest and what was best for us, even if you didn’t like it. One memory that sticks out as a small child, if we were being too loud or doing something we were not supposed to do, he would make us come sit in the living room with him and watch CNN or the news. It felt like an eternity as a child. I think I learned patience from Papaw and how to be a patient person. I thank him for the love and discipline. (Grandson Dustin Bailey)

Mr. Case was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Ann Case; and parents, Gilsey Richard and Babe Harris Case.

He is survived by his daughter, Debra Bailey (Ray); son, Johnny Case (Jamie); grandchildren, Robby Case (Danielle), Jonathan Case (Kristina), Jake Bailey, Dustin Bailey, Slade Hudson (Jordan), Jordan Perryman; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Case, Gavin Case, Vincent Case.

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