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“Although it has been a long time since we've gotten the chance to visit with the Avritt family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Jennifer and Caitlin Keith, Loretta Martello, née Everett - MS

“I am so sorry to hear about Bobby's passing. The Avritt family will be in our thoughts. Please accept my condolences. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Michele Campbell Dashiell - AZ

“To the whole Avritt family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry we can't come for the funeral. We love you all. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Alice and Larry Manning - AL

“To the Avritt family, we are so sorry to hear about the lost of Bobby. He will forever be miss. We will alway remember Bobby as a faithful servant of...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Eldrick & Terri Jackson - Shaw, MS

“Lisa and family I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I will truely miss Bobby. If there is anything I can do please feel free to contact me at...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Dirkes - Pensacola, FL

“Lisa and all the Avritt family. I am sincerely sorry that I was unable to attend the service for Bobby. I surely wish I could have driven to...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: EDWARD ROUSE - Pensacola, FL

“Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Jack Early - Pensacola, FL

“Lisa, my heart and prayers are with you and all the family right now. Bobby is dearly loved by so many and will be sorely missed. Do not hesitate to...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Peggy Rossmoine - Pensacola, FL

“Dear Lisa and Family, We are so sorry. You are in our hearst and prayers. Love, Mike and Linda Joseph ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Michael and Linda Joseph - FL

“To say a special sorry for your loss, and to say goodbye to a good friend and Brother. A very special sorry to his wife and mother and father, also...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Timothy Johnson - Goodman, MS

“Childhood memories of Bobby and his family as a whole were very special and never forgotten. My heart goes out to the Avritt family. My thoughts and...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Flemmons Johnson - Huffman, TX

“I just wanted you to know that my family and I will miss Bobby. I had the opportunity to be at Watchtower Farms when he was there, and I know that...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: William Heytens - Marietta, MS

“We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all for your tragic loss. Even though we never met Bobby, we feel we know him a little bit...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Bob and Sandra Cleckler - GA

“I was only around Bobby a short time but immediately felt as if I had known him all of my life. He was truly humble and kind. I noticed right away...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Andrea Cleckler - Chickamauga, GA

“Thank you for streaming the service live. My parents & I were able to "attend" the service. Brother Turner comforted us all with comfort from the...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Lee Capps - Tupelo, MS - Friend

“Randy and I remember Bobby and the boys when they lived in Raleigh. The description given of Bobby was very accurate, you never saw him without a...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Lola Dail - Shallotte, NC

“Our condolences to your family at this time of loss. All of us look forward to the time when all of these things will exist no more in the paradise...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: David & Alicia Hall - Greenville, MS

“May Jehovah be with the family at this time. We all look forward to the resurrection. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: John and Martha Capps

“Bobby was my boyfriend in High School. He was one of the nicest guys I can remember. I am very sorry for the family's loss. I was just talking about...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Susan Bailey Drew - Republic, MO

“Our family is still shocked to hear of this sudden loss ... and our hearts go out in deep sympathy to all in Bobby's family... We remember him most...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Julie (Frager) Wilkerson - CA

“I have known this family my entire life and they will always have a special place in my heart. Many, many memories have flooded my mind since I heard...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Moss Holland - Grenada, MS

“I am so sorry about you loss. It was a shock to everyone. Bobby was the kind of person you could call anytime about an alarm problem & he fixed...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Lee Capps - Tupelo, MS - Friend

“Thank goodness we can lean on Jehovah, our brothers and sisters, and our wonderful family in times such as this. I'll keep you all in my prayers. ...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Crystal Mills Cordell - AR

“I will never forget the time Bobbie spent with me and my friends including his son Jarad and his neice Laura in Memphis. I couldn't have had a better...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Missy Aronhalt - Raleigh, NC


Robert Gene Avritt, age 54, of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on May 25th while in Costa Rica. Memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m.at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, Sunday, May 30.

Bobby was born in Simpson County on July 1, 1955, the second child of Travis and Barbara Avritt of Shaw. In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his beloved wife, Lisa, his sons John Avritt (Paty) of Pensacola, Fla., and Jarad Avritt of United Arab Emirates, and stepsons, Joey Aplin (Catherine), Micah Aplin (Jody), both of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Eric Aplin (Amy) of Greenville, Miss., and cherished grandchildren Leigh, Logan, Georgia and Emma. He is also survived by his older brother Vern Avritt (Tina) of Greenville, Miss., and his younger brother David Avritt (Nancy) of Gulf Breeze, Fla. Also surviving are his three younger sisters, Rene' Royse ( David) of St. Louis, Mo., Sharon Sisk (Kevin) of Raleigh, N.C., and Anita Thomas (David) of London, England, as well as Bobby's adopted sister, Ikie Lloyd, of Greenville. "Uncle Bobby" will be especially missed by his three nephews and seven nieces. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Henry and Loueva Avritt, and maternal grandmother, Gladys Campbell.

Bobby graduated from Shaw High School in 1973, and served at the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York for two years. He resided in North Carolina and Texas before returning to Mississippi to do what he always loved, farming the family land with his father. He later worked at Infipro Security Systems before starting his own company, Fortress Security, in Greenville.

Bobby was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by so many. He loved to make others laugh and was always kind and loving. His family and friends will always remember Bobby as being a faithful witness to his God, Jehovah, and was a member of the Shaw Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The family would like to thank everyone for all the prayers and kindness shown during this difficult time, with special thanks to Rusty Rumley for his assistance and devotion to the family.

In lieu of flowers family is requesting contributions to be made to the Shaw Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Cards and letters can be sent to P. O. Box 1298, Greenville, MS 38702.

Interment will be private at Shaw Cemetery at a later date.

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