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Mr. Robert David Friday, Sr. or "EO" as he was affectionately known, was born on May 22, 1944 in Gaston County, North Carolina to the late Ervin and Alma Dorothy Williams Friday.  He transitioned on Friday; March 8, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, North Carolina.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, North Carolina since an early age.  He served on the junior usher board and participated in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.  He had a love of motorcycles and fast cars.  EO loved to go to the drag strip and car shows.  He was a 1963 graduate of Highland High School.  He was also a graduate of Central Piedmont Community College with an Associate degree in Commercial Art.  He worked at Threads USA for over 22 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ervin and Alma Friday; a daughter: Tonya Friday and two brothers: Donald and Harry Friday.

Memories shall forever be cherished by his wife of 48 years: Janice Friday of the home; three daughters: Lizette Norman (Donald) of Patterson, New Jersey, Robbin Robinson and Regina Friday of Gastonia, North Carolina; one son: Robert Davis Friday, Jr. of Gastonia, North Carolina; three sisters: Barbara F. Brice of Brooklyn, New York, Doris F. Gary of Hampton, Virginia and Edith F. Smith (Mike) of Monument, Colorado; one brother: Ervin Friday, Jr. (Brenda) of Gastonia, North Carolina; sister-in-law: Mary Louise Hoke of Charlotte, North Carolina; ten grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Saturday; March 16, 2019; 3:00 p.m.; First Baptist Church-310 S. Rhyne Street, Dallas

Visitation: one hour before the service at the church

Interment: First Baptist Church Cemetery, Dallas

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  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Beloved Uncle, we will never forget you.
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
    The family is in my prayers.
    ~ Brenda Neely Jones   Gastonia, NC
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    My beloved brother you will Be greatly missed never forgotten.
    ~ Edith Smith   Monument, CO
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    We send our condolences to the Friday family, sorry for your loss. Our prayers goes out too all of you. Melinda Whitworth and Mamie Whitworth Foster.
    ~ Melinda Whitworth   SHELBY, NC
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Please accept my sincere regrets for your loss. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with. The bible does provide us with comfort and hope in times such as these. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez