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John L. Petty III

John L. Petty III

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer


Telephone: 1-864-582-6341

Email: bobofuneralchapel@yahoo.com


R. Denny West

R. Denny West

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Denny came from the Charleston area to Bobo Funeral Chapel in 2001 as a funeral director, embalmer, and to assist the Petty Family in operations. He is from Berkeley County, where his family resides but always had close ties to Spartanburg through his late Grandmother, Abbie Metts Williams and his late Aunts Carmen Williams and Betty Jean W. Deal.  He is a 1960 graduate of Berkeley High School, a 1963 graduate of Dallas Institute College of Mortuary Science, and a 1966 graduate of Wofford College, during which time he served his funeral apprenticeship at the Petty Funeral Home in Landrum. He additionally did graduate work at the Citadel. He was married to the late Delette Clary, daughter of the late Wrinsie Humphries and Ray Oliver Clary. He is a member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and also the South Carolina and National Funeral Directors Associations.

Telephone: 1-864-582-6341

Email: bobofuneralchapel@yahoo.com


John L. Petty IV

John L. Petty IV

Funeral Director


Telephone: 1-864-582-6341

Email: bobofuneralchapel@yahoo.com


Paula Petty Dotson CFSP, CPC

Paula Petty Dotson CFSP, CPC

Funeral Director/Embalmer


Telephone: 1-864-582-6341

Email: bobofuneralchapel@yahoo.com


Shannon Dotson

Shannon Dotson

Funeral Director/Embalmer


Telephone: 1-864-582-6341

Email: bobofuneralchapel@yahoo.com


Sybil Roberts

Sybil Roberts

Office Manager

Sybil has been with Bobo Funeral Chapel since 2002. She is a life-long resident of Chesnee, SC, graduating from Chesnee High School, Cecil’s Business College, H & R Block Tax School, and attended Spartanburg Technical College. She and her late husband, Larry, have three children, Mark Roberts, Carla R. Thomas, and Kelly R. Wiggen, three grandchildren, Ty and Tanner Thomas, and Lirah Wiggen, and a step-grandson, Ethan Wiggen.

Telephone: 1-864-582-6341

Email: bobofuneralchapel@yahoo.com


Ray Price

Ray Price

Funeral Staff

Ray joined the part-time staff of Bobo Funeral Chapel in 2000. He is a graduate of Pacolet High School, a life-long resident of Glendale and a life-long member of Glendale Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Teacher, Training Union Director, Sunday School Director, Deacon, Music Director, and various other positions. He is currently serving a mission from Glendale Baptist as Music Director at Bethesda Baptist Church. Ray has been a member of the Glendale Fire Department for the past 48 years. He is a member of Glendale Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites, Hejaz Shriners, Hejaz Shriners Brass Band as a saxophone player, and was an original member with Joe Bennett and The Sparkle Tone Band. Ray has been a professional photographer for 40 years, a member of the Spartanburg County EMS Reserve for eight years, former President of Spartanburg County Foster Parents Association, an American Red Cross Volunteer, and served on the Disaster Team. He worked in the Emergency Room at Spartanburg General Hospital for ten years, Community Cash and Ingles for 43 years, retiring in management. 

Ray is married to the former Eunice Jones. They have one daughter, Brenda Price Caldwell, and three grandchildren, Donald Eugene, Michael, and Harley Caldwell. 

Ray enjoys traveling, music, gardening, photography, spending time with his grandchildren, going on field trips with Clifdale Elementary and Pacolet Middle School and making pictures of the trips. Ray is an asset to Bobo’s working funerals and visitations and serving as courier. 


Telephone: 1-864-582-6341

Email: bobofuneralchapel@yahoo.com


Walter ''''Bud'''' Riley

Walter ''''Bud'''' Riley

Funeral Staff

Bud joined the part-time staff of Bobo Funeral Chapel in 2001. Bud was born in Converse and currently resides in Glendale, and is a member of Glendale Baptist Church where he has served in various positions. He is married to the former Jane Hyder, and they enjoy traveling when time permits. They have two daughters, Karen and Donna. Bud retired in 1995 after 32 years of service with the Spartanburg Water System and was a former umpire for Parks and Recreation and more recently a Balif for the Spartanburg County Court System.

Telephone: 1-864-582-6341

Email: bobofuneralchapel@yahoo.com


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