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Mr. Bobby Lee (DJ) Rorie, the son of the late Jasper Lee Medley and the late Frances Rorie Staton was born in Union County, NC on July 4th, 1949.  He departed this life on May 16, 2019 at Hospice of Union County, Monroe, NC.

Bobby attended the public schools of Anson County and graduated from West Ansonville High School, Ansonville, NC.  Bobby was the Valedictorian and President of his Senior Class.  He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran.  He worked as a radio operator helping to insure the safety of his fellow soldiers. He received a Medal of Honor for his services.  He attended Anson Technical College and obtained a License in 1975 to perform Heating and Air Conditioning Services.  Bobby was an Instructor in Heating and Air Conditioning at Marlboro Technical College in Cheraw, SC and at Richmond Technical College in Rockingham, NC.  Bobby also worked at Deese and Furr Masonry in Monroe, NC for 15 years.  Bobby was truly dedicated to his work and was always willing to help others in need.

Bobby accepted Christ at an early age and attended the Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Chruch where he was a member of the Trustee Board until his health failed.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Annie Ruth Streater on September 20, 2008.  They shared the type of love that will last forever, even beyond death. 

Preceding him in death were his father, Jasper Lee Medley; his mother, Frances Staton; stepfather, Ray Staton; stepmother, Rosa Mae Medley; two brothers, James Earl Medley and Willis Lee Medley; and one sister, Joy Colston.

Bobby leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Annie Ruth Rorie of the home; two daughters, Jennifer (Kyoko) Rorie-Bruton of Norwood, NC and Kalisha (Tony) Alexander of Charlotte, NC; two grandsons, Dorian Turner Jr. and Daelen Turner of Norwood, NC; two brothers Marvin Medley and Earnest (Cheryl) Medley of Marshville, NC; six sisters, Carolyn Cox of New York, Sara Manns of Charlotte, NC, Linda Johnston of Charlotte, NC, Judy Medley of Marshville, NC, Janette Horne of Marshville, NC and Rose (Lester) Medley of Wingate, NC; five brothers-in-law, Lee Streater, David (Bertha) Streater, Kenny Streater, Charlie (Mary) Montgomery all of Wadesboro, NC and Oscar Ray (Barbara Streater of Morven, NC; eight sisters-in-law, Rose Brenner of Charlotte, NC, Elizabeth (Cornel) Bennett of Kannapolis, NC, Barbara (Earnest) Williams of Wadesboro, NC, Mary (Brian) Brown of Thomasville, NC, Marcella (Harvey) Broadway of Burnsville, NC, Marjorie Cole of Morven, NC, Diane Medley and Ingrid Medley both of Monroe, NC; Godmother, Mary Ann Staton; special friends, Rev. Charles Sturdivant, Nathaniel Davis and James Burns; special nieces, Barbara Lindsey and Lora Broadway. A host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Homegoing Services will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 3:00pm, Olive Branch Baptist Church, Marshville, North Carolina.  Burial will follow in the family plot of the Church Cemetery.

The Rorie Family will greet family and friends on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 2:30-3:00pm at Olive Branch Baptist Church and at all other times at the residence.

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  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith's FH
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    My heart and prayers goes out to the family of Bobby at a time like this.He will be truly missed
    ~ Pastor Anthony Ledbetter   Polkton, NC
  • Friday, May 17, 2019
    To the family. I would like to share my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear love one. " when someone you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure may that treasure fill your heart with love and bring you peace." (Rev.21:4). My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. (Isa. 66:13).
    ~ Lucy Culbertson   Lumberton
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    God will sustain you with his "right hand of righteousness" during this difficult time and through each passing day. Isaiah 41:10 says: "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am you God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness." Isaiah 41:13; I "am grasping your right hand, the One [God] saying to you,...'I will help you.'" Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36;7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham, NC
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Our sincere sympathies goes to you and yours in this most difficult time . Please find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 which reads: “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials " Our loving God gave us 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). What a joy it will be welcoming back to life our loved ones? You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez