Robert “Bobby” Wilson Stallings III

Published 6:52 pm Monday, January 13, 2020

Robert “Bobby” Wilson Stallings III, 87, passed away Jan. 13, 2020. He was born Dec. 18, 1932 and lived his whole life in Smithfield. He was the son of the late Olivia Gwaltney and Robert Wilson Stallings Jr. and was predeceased by his wife Lillian Anne Darden Stallings.

Bobby was a farmer and the Stallings farm was established as a century farm in 2012.  He was a past member and treasurer of Smithfield Hunt Club and was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church. He spent the last five years at Riverside Healthy Living Community in Smithfield.

He is survived by his sons, Robert W. Stallings IV (Linda) and C. Darden Stallings (Sheila); two grandchildren Gene Stallings (Carol) and Heather Baer (Josh) and five great-grandchildren Megan, Lucas, Lily, Ava and Jaxon.

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A graveside funeral service will be held in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Thursday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. by Dr. Donald R. Rhoton. The family will receive friends at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 from 6-7:30 p.m. 

Special thanks to Debbie Boyd, Hospice, and the nurses at Riverside Healthy Living Community-Smithfield for taking such loving care of him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Riverside Hospice Foundation, 12420 Warwick Blvd, Ste6-E, Newport News, VA 23606. Condolences may be registered at