October 16, 2022, 86, Goldsboro –
James Robert “Bob” Musgrave, Jr., 86, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022, while surrounded by the love and warm embraces of his family. Born in Wayne County on July 18, 1936, he was the son of the late James Robert, Sr., and Helen Davis Musgrave.
Bob owned and operated the family business, Big Brick Tobacco Warehouse, and was President of J.R. Musgrave, Inc. for around 40 years. He also served with the North Carolina National Guard.
Bob is survived by his wife, Donna Arnold Musgrave; children, Lee Medick-Riseman and husband, Benson, Cathy Freeman and husband, Brad, Anne Wheatley and husband, Tim, Whitney Musgrave, Jamie Musgrave, Ashley Griffin and husband, Chris, Lori Gardner, Steve Slapper, and Randy Slapper and wife, Wanda; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brother, George Douglas “Doug” Musgrave.
The family would like to extend special appreciation to Betty Blizzard who provided wonderful care allowing Bob to be at home.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Musgrave, Richard Musgrave, Jerry Musgrave, and Jack Musgrave; and grandson, Bryson Musgrave.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, A graveside service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Willow Dale Cemetery with Rev. Jon Hoefer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.