HICKORY Bobby Lee Cline, 88, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at his residence. Bobby was born in Alexander County, to the late Moses Uriah and Naomi Ruth Austin Cline, Sept. 6, 1929. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lois Eckard Cline; sisters, Lenabelle Cline Simmons and husband, Judd, and Willie Cline Hood and husband, Warren; brothers, Connelly Joshua Cline, Martin Leonard Cline and wife, Ruth, and Larry Eldon Cline. Bobby worked many years for Southern Desk Company, which later became Drexel Heritage. After retirement from Drexel Heritage he started his own business Mastercraft Wood Finishing Inc. as owner operator. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are his daughters, Susan Cline McNeely and husband, Tom of Hickory, and Rose Ann Cline Lackey and husband, Carroll of Hickory; granddaughters, Leigh Ann Lackey, Carol Ann Lackey Haizlip, J. Michelle McNeely Price and husband, Clifton, and Natalie Marie McNeely all of Hickory; grandson, Bryan Carroll Lackey and wife, Danielle of Hickory; great-granddaughter, Olivia Willow Lackey of Hickory; sisters, Violet Cline Deal of Hickory, Patricia Cline Hefner of Taylorsville, Carolyn Cline Hines and husband, David of Taylorsville; brothers, William Eugene Cline of Taylorsville, Luther Martin Cline and wife Margie of Taylorsville, Fred Sloane Cline and wife, Helen of Asheville; sister-in-law, Shirley Cline of Conover, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Hickory Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 23, at Catawba Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. John David Bryant officiating. Pallbearers will be Bryan Lackey, Wade Cline, John Whitley, Clifton Price, Gary Lail, and Dane Cline. Memorial gifts may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 1911 Zion Church Rd., Hickory, NC 28602. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hickoryfh.com. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.

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