Clarence Lanier Gobble

Published 10:29 am Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Mr. Clarence Lanier Gobble, 96, of Winston-Salem died on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 10, 1922 in Davie County to Willis Vestal and Flossie Lanier Gobble. Mr. Gobble was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He participated in the European Theater serving on the beaches of Normandy tending to the wounded soldiers. He received three battle stars including the Battle of the Bulge while fighting through France, Belgium and Germany and following the war Mr. Gobble was a barber for 60 years and owned and operated Gobble’s Barber Shop.

He was also preceded in death by: 8 brothers, Irvin, Ottis, Felix, J.B., Howard, Willis, Jeraldine, and Virgle; and 3 sisters, Mavis Peoples, Zula Vae Meadows and Betty Rice.

Surviving: his wife of 72 years, Floy Louise Tutterow Gobble; 2 children, Rebecca Floy Gobble Dunn and husband Robert and Clarence Lanier Gobble II and wife Kathy; a grandson, Clarence “Tripp” Lanier Gobble III; and many nieces and nephews.

He loved his family and was most proud of his grandson Tripp. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and was proud of Floy and her musical talent and loved to listen to her play the piano.  He never met a stranger and was a giving person.  He enjoyed vacationing with Becky and Bob Dunn around the country and one of his favorite trips was to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance. Entombment will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory.  Following the graveside service the family will receive friends.

Memorials: VFW District 11 Memorial Honor Guard or to the Old Hickory Council Boy Scouts of America.