Robert “Bobby” Montgomery

by | February 13, 2014 8:26 am

Last Updated: February 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Robert “Bobby” Montgomery, husband of Mary Bowman Montgomery, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Buffalo.

Born Nov. 9, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Sye Montgomery and Marie White Montgomery. Bobby relocated to Buffalo, and was employed with the Buffalo Metal Casting Company and later Gateway Longview Inc., from where he retired.

Survivors besides his wife of 59 years include six sons, Robert Jr. (Tracy), David (Felicia), Glenn (Patricia), Michael (Stacy), Darrell and Mitchell (Kathy); a brother, James (Edna) Montgomery; a sister, Virginia (Zelma) Montgomery; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Seven siblings preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church with eulogy delivered by the Rev. Jimmy Lee Thompson, his nephew, assisted by the Revs. Dr. Leon Winn, Thelma Dixon and Lillian Wright.

Burial followed in the Mt. Zero Baptist Church cemetery.

The family received friends at the home of his sister, Virginia McFadden, 115 Gregory St. in Manning.

Online condolences may be sent to

Fleming-DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning handled services.

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