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Earnest Calvin Bobbitt

September 23, 2021

Earnest Calvin Bobbitt, 91, of Forest, VA passed peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Born November 13, 1929 he was the son of the late Ampsie T. Bobbitt and Bessie Lee Hicks.

Following an honorable discharge from the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, he joined and later retired from the DC Metropolitan Police Department. Additionally, he was a weekend barber at the Kings Park Barber Shop in Burke, VA where he honed his love of jokes and humorous life stories.

He was predeceased by his two wives, Margaret Virginia McKinney and Frances Karnes Miller; daughter, Mary Louise; brothers, Freeman Bobbitt, Ray Bobbitt, Junior Bobbitt, and Bobby Bobbitt; sister, Sylvia Byars.

Earnest leaves to mourn: his brothers, James Bobbitt, Jimmy Bobbitt (Monnie), Grant Bobbitt (Connie); daughters, Sandra Pitcher, Veron Kalos (Peter), Amy Hook; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes and requests, the family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

The family would like to express much gratitude and deep appreciation to the doctors, nurses, CNAs, and all other staff members of both Centra Lynchburg General and Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital for their exemplary care and compassion at this difficult time. The family also extends a very special thank you to his long-time caregiver, Curtis Staton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Research, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Doctors Without Borders USA, 40 Rector Street, 16th Floor ATTN: Planned Giving, New York, NY 10006.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.

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The world has lost a great man. His kindness and sense of humor were unmatched. His adoration for his family was so admirable. He and Margaret always made me feel like an honored guest in their impeccable home with their immaculate Cadillacs parked out front. Cheers to him for a life well lived and sincere condolences to all who had the honor of knowing him. Rest in peace you first class American gentleman!

Posted by Ron Watson on September 26, 2021

Thank you, Ernie, for being such a wonderful and loving husband to my Granny Frances. I will never forget the amazing care that you took of her, all of your silly jokes, stories of the past and amazing conversation. You are truly a one-of-a-kind man full of warmth and compassion. I'm so happy I got to know you over the years. Rest in peace with all of our loved ones in the spiritual realm.

Posted by Jennifer Miller on September 26, 2021

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