Robert “Bob” Elliott Frickey, Jr., 82, passed away at UNC Rex Hospital on December 30, 2022 of complications from Parkinson’s disease, which he bravely fought for over 18 years.
Bob was predeceased by his mother, Mozelle McNiell and father Robert Frickey, Sr., sister Jerry Peterson, and brother Glen Frickey.
Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anne Frickey, sons, Robert Frickey III (Judy) of Sacramento, California, Jonathan Frickey of Greensboro, and Michael Frickey (Tiffany) of Raleigh, and five granddaughters, Elliott, Jacqueline, Margaret, Eleanor, and Charlotte.
Bob was born on Governors Island in New York City, but spent his early years on a tobacco farm in Harnett County, later moving to Siler City. He graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School in 1959 where he was President of the Student Council.
Bob graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Mathematics. He was employed by General Electric and Lockheed Martin as deep space analyst at Pirinçlik Air Base near Diyarbakir, Turkey. While working abroad, he met his wife Anne in Copenhagen, Denmark where she was working as a tourism guide.
After retiring in 1997, Bob returned to Siler City, staying busy gardening, playing cards especially bridge, and pursuing various small construction projects.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave, Siler City, NC 27344. The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, January 6 at First United Methodist Church, 1101 West Raleigh Street Siler City, NC 27344 with Pastor William Sabiston officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Frickey family.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com