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Robert Eugene “Bobby” Seagraves


Robert Eugene “Bobby” Seagraves, age 91, of Seagraves Hollow, Olive Hill, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 12, 2021, at his residence. Jesus sent His angels to take him home from the very room in which he surrendered to the Lord’s calling and got saved.

He was born March 6, 1930 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Noah and Ethel Mullins Seagraves.

Bobby was a member of the Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church. He loved his Lord and attending church. He loved his church family and fellowshipping with them.

He spent many years working at the General Refractories Brick Yard until it closed in 1972. He also worked in their mining division for some years. After retiring he enjoyed building wooden items (swings, benches, birdhouses, barn wood furniture, etc.) and setting up on the roadsides selling them. 

Bobby loved spending time with his family, especially watching his four great-great-grandchildren play. He was a quiet man of few words, that is until you got him “wound up” and talking about “the good ole days”. He also enjoyed watching the birds flock and eat at the feeders outside his front window.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Nancy Alice Hamilton Seagraves (his red-haired sweetheart whom he fell in love with at first sight); three brothers, Charles Seagraves, R. C. Seagraves and J.C. Seagraves; two infant sisters, Hildreth and Hattie Seagraves; his son-in-law, Lowell P. Knipp.

Bobby is survived by two daughters, Linda Kay Seagraves and Brenda Seagraves Knipp both of Olive Hill; two grandchildren, April Dawn Knipp Cole (Timmy), of Olive Hill and Phillip Eugene Knipp of Morehead; four great grandsons, Joshua Bryon Cundiff (Samantha) of Morehead, Robert Brendon Cundiff (Chyna), Logan and J.T. Colegrove all of Olive Hill; four great-great grandchildren, Kensi Gale and Callen Marx Cundiff, Emma Alexandria and Piper Noelle Cundiff. He also leaves many more family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Globe Funeral Chapel at 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky with Elder Gary Adkins and Elder Gary Blevins officiating. Burial will be in the McFerren Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2021 and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Joshua Cundiff, Brendon Cundiff, Timmy Cole and other family members will serve as pallbearers. Bennie Seagraves and Curtis Seagraves will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.

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