Bobby Elmo Carawan

Published 3:12 pm Monday, July 22, 2019

Bobby Elmo Carawan, 84, of Smithfield passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Rupert Royal Carawan and Winona Richardson Carawan.  Mr. Carawan is survived by his wife, Jean Jones Carawan; daughters, Karen Horner (Steve) and Angela Torrence (Wayne); son, Edward Blake Carawan (Cheryl); grandchildren, Keli, Kendra, Katie, Beth, Wayne and Justin; and seven great-grandchildren.  

A veteran of the U. S. Navy Reserves, Mr. Carawan was a member and past Commander of the U. S Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59, and a member of Smithfield Baptist Church. He retired from Dominion Energy, after 37 years. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m., at St. Luke’s Memorial Park, Smithfield.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, 6-7 p.m., at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be registered at


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