Robert “Bobby” Arthur Samia, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2019
after a long courageous battle with cancer. Bobby remained
comfortable and happy throughout his final days accompanied by his
loving family, who were often greeted by his warm smile and treated
with a story or two about life or growing up. He wanted his final
days to be quiet, peaceful and spent at home with his mother and
Bobby, son of Mrs. Samera Saleeby Samia Hayhurst and the late Arthur
M. Samia, is survived by his mother, brother Mark, sister-in-law,
Sharon and nephews, Arthur, Richard and Victor; brother Glenn,
sister-in-law, Gina, nieces and nephew, Gracee, Gabrielle, and
Graham; brother Paul, sister-in-law, Gina, nephew, Paul Jr. and
niece, Isabella, and his longtime canine companion, Clifford.
Bobby was a life-long resident of Raleigh, spending most of his
years doing for others, always concerned about others’ welfare,
never considering it a burden, glad to lend a helping hand, share
his quick smile and unselfish acts of kindness. He could frequently
be found driving around town making an unexpected delivery or just
stopping in to check on a friend. Bobby never knew a stranger…
always wanted to know about you and what was going on in your life.
After graduating from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, NC, he
worked with a prominent land developer, constructing office
buildings around the Raleigh area, and later transitioning to
carpentry, building custom furniture for many homes in the area.
Bobby spent his later years providing landscaping services to
Raleigh area homeowners, spending his free time at the horse barn
caring for horses, and occasionally taking pause to see how the fish
He had a passion for nature and the outdoors – an avid fisherman,
lover of all animals, large and small. He was always kind and
patient, never in a hurry; always had time for another story, bite
to eat or sip of iced tea. Bobby reminded us all that life is meant
to be lived, enjoyed, and every moment treasured… for him it was
about the simple things in life, family, friends, love for one
another, watching a sunrise, standing by the still water’s edge as
the fog lifted, enjoying the solitude… the fish were always a bonus.
measure of a man’s character is seen in how he acts and how he
lives. Bobby was always there for his “brothers,” by blood or bond,
showing up on a moments notice, never questioning the reason or the
sacrifice – all he had to know was you needed help, Anything –
Anytime – Anywhere, Bobby was there.
Bobby will be dearly missed by all the lives he touched and enriched
- person, animal, and plant. “Well done, good and faithful servant…”
Funeral services will be held at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home at 1701 E
Millbrook Rd in Raleigh on Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 am.
The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude for the
exceptional care and tireless efforts of the entire UNC Cancer Team
& the Hospice Home Staff – Donations to these organizations are
welcomed and appreciated.