Bobby Dewitt Koontz

Published 10:19 am Monday, August 5, 2019

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Mr. Bobby Dewitt Koontz, 66, of Mocksville, died after a brief illness on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1952 in Iredell County to Everette Ratledge Koontz and Janie Austin Walker Koontz He graduated from Davie High School in 1971 and Wilkes Community College, then beginning his career as a diesel mechanic. He began his career at Mack Truck and spent the last 21 years as an employee of Energy United. He was a devoted husband to Debbie McClannon Koontz, whom he married in 1978, and a loving father to his daughter and son. His greatest joy was being a Pa to his four grandboys, whom he adored. He enjoyed the simple things in life; he never met a stranger, loved to share a laugh and always left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. He loved his extended family, coworkers and church family at Calvary West in Advance.

He  was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: his wife of 41 years; his daughter, Molly Ridenhour and husband Drew of Mocksville; his son, Luke Koontz and wife Molly of Nolensville, Tenn.; 5 grandchildren, Mack and Wade Ridenhour and Harley and Everett Koontz and baby girl Koontz due in September; a sister, Judy Koontz of Mocksville; a sister-in-law, Arlene McClannon of Mocksville; and a large extended family.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Calvary West in Advance with Pastor Ryan Showalter officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: Davie Community Foundation for the Bob and Debbie Koontz Fund (memo line).