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Robert Blair ‘Bobby’ Lisk Jr., 65, of Southport, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, at SECU Hospice at Bolivia.

Mr. Lisk was born April 15, 1950, a son of the late Robert Blair Lisk Sr. and Lillian Lefler Lisk. He graduated from Hoke County High School and attended Cape Fear Community College. Mr. Lisk worked as a Merchant Marine. He was chief engineer on several ships. His most recent employment was with the North Carolina Ferry System. Bobby was an expert fisherman and loved woodworking. He was very philosophical and had a passion for inventions.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, and wife, Brenda Boles Lisk.

Survivors include stepchildren, Jeff, Jason, Keith and Gerri Anna; brother, Johnny Lisk of Southport; sister, Donna Fullwood of Southport; niece, Casey Fullwood of Siler City; one great-niece and one great-nephew; nine step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; and his faithful companion, ‘Tinker.’

A memorial service at sea will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SECU Hospice at Bolivia, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

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