Emmett Carroll Bobbitt

of Lubbock, TX

August 13, 1941 - March 16, 2020


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Due to the recent City restrictions, Emmett's memorial service has been put on hold. We will update when services are set.

Emmett Carroll Bobbitt, 78, of Lubbock passed away Monday, March 16, 2020. Emmett was born August 13, 1941 in Clarendon, Texas, to Hardy and Nadine (Kerley) Bobbitt. He graduated from Clarendon High School and started working for GTE on September 1, 1959. He was relocated to Memphis, Texas where he worked for 10 years before retiring in Hobbs, New Mexico after 12 years. Emmett married Shirley Mann in Clarendon on August 2, 1963. In 1998, they moved to Lubbock to be with their family. Emmett was an outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing. He was a talented handyman, wood worker, and a collector of guns and knives. He was a member of Sunset Church of Christ.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shirley Bobbitt; daughter, Lisa Raney and husband Chris of Lubbock; daughter in law, Katie Bobbitt Heffron and husband Mike of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Kaytlin, Maggie, and Reagon Raney all of Lubbock, Tyler Bobbitt and wife Cheyenne, and Travis Adams all of Albuquerque.

Emmett was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Bobbitt in 2005; siblings, Buddy Bobbitt, Norma Putman and Pamela Sue Bobbitt.



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6 Condolence(s)
Roy Martin
Clovis, NM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Shirley & Lisa....so sorry to hear about Emmett. Know that I will be in pray for you and your family as I think of the great memories shared. May God bless you in the time to come just like He richly blessed you in your past.

John & Margaret Shipley
Idalou, TX
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

We love you. We will miss Emmitt. Praying for comfort for all of you.

Tracy Coffman
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Shirley, Lisa, and family—my deepest sympathizes . Your family is such a strong part of our Sunset family and Emmett’s smile will be missed. Prayers for healing and the power of God’s comfort be with you. Tracy Coffman

Debra Combest Westmoreland
Snyder, TX
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Shirley, Lisa and family,
I was very saddened to hear of the passing of your husband and dad!
Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be praying for y’all’s comfort and peace!
God bless you all,
Debra Combest and Dennis Westmoreland

David and Debbie Reed
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We are in Oahu and was so sorry to hear about Emmett.
Our flight returns on Friday, I hope we will get there in time. Our prayers are with you and your family.
I always enjoyed visiting with Emmett and will miss him in church.

LeAnn Setliff
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I’m thinking of you at this difficult time. My love, LeAnn

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