Robert Freeman Haggins

May 8, 1950 - December 17, 2022
Robert Freeman Haggins


Robert Freeman Haggins, age 72 of Bolivia, NC passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022 at his home.

He was born in Sampson County, NC on May 8,1950. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel Pope Haggins and Gladys Horne Haggins; brothers, David Haggins, sister Muriel Haggins, Lillie Ward, brother William Pope Haggins, and his dog Jo’s Joy Latasha.

He was a graduate of New Hanover High Class of 1969. He had a long career with Dobo Utilities, and was retired from the City of Wilmington Public Utility Water and Sewer services. He was also was a recipient of the Employee of the Year award.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy Craven Haggins; daughter, Mary Haggins Talmage and husband Rob of Hinesville, GA, son, Jody Freeman Haggins and wife Jenn of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Sarah Jocelyn Talmage, Caitlyn Brooke Talmage, Dakota Caroline Talmage, Riley Alan Haggins, and Brielle Haggins. Sister, Jane Alberti of Wilmington; brother Samuel Haggins, Washington. sister and brother in-law Sherrie and Elwood Tyler. His special dogs, “Buddy” and “Lucky”.

To honor Robert’s wishes, no services are planned.

To honor Robert, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of his mother Gladys Haggins.

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  • December 28, 2022
    Joe & Tina Craven says:
    Thinking of you during this difficult times. Love and prayers to you and family!

  • December 26, 2022
    Carolyn Haggins says:
    Robert was a very good man, if it wasn't for him, I would not have met William. He was a very fine Grandpa.

  • December 23, 2022
    Jeannette Dodge says:
    Walk in Peace with JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. HEALED By the SAVIOR No more to suffer. You will be missed by your loved ones.

  • December 22, 2022
    Wanda Norris says:
    So sorry for your lost.Sending prayers to all the family.

  • December 21, 2022
    Ann Jackson says:
    So sorry to hear about my cuz Freeman. Time has a way of passing so quickly but my memories of our childhood will be forever etched in my mind. We were born 1 day apart and celebrated our birthdays together. Aunt Gladys always baked the most beautiful cakes. We had so much fun. May your faith carry you through this difficult time. Remember God is with you. Ann