Robert Frank (Bobby) Maynard, 49, of Ehrhardt, SC, formerly of Cary, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 10. He was born Feb. 23, 1966, at Portsmouth (Va) Naval Hospital to Eleanor Hope Newell Maynard and Donald James Maynard (USN-ret.).Bobby never met a stranger. He attended East Cary Middle, graduated from Cary High and Wake Tech CC, and was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. A long-distance driver for Prime Inc., he loved "seeing the U.S. in a semi." For years, he worked for Tri-Star Medical Transportation. He was predeceased by his mother, first wife Karen Sauls Maynard, and younger sister Pattie Maynard Brooks (Jeff). In addition to his father Don (Kay) of Cary, he is survived by his wife, Sarah'Lee; twin brother Tom (Angie) of Knightdale; older brothers Don (Misty) of Ehrhardt, SC, and Billy (Maria) of Chantilly, Va.; sisters, Suzy Barile (John) of Harmony and Ellie Maynard (Dicki Parrish) of Lake Gaston, Va, and sister-in-law Bonnie High of Raleigh. He was “favorite uncle” to Jennifer Brett, Joey Barbour, Sydney Maynard, Bryson and Annie Parrish, Ben and Alex Maynard, Jack, Joseph and Jesse Brooks, as well as his wife’s nieces and nephews and those of the Sauls family.Visitation is at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, followed by a 4 p.m. Memorial Service, at Knightdale United Methodist Church, 7071 Forestville Rd., Knightdale. An online guest book is available atwww.thompsonfh.net
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