Robert Bryant Best
January 9, 2021

Robert Bryant Best, age 77, of Hampstead, NC, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on January 9, 2021. Born on March 6, 1943 in Warsaw, NC, Robert was the son of Grace and Percy Best.

He is survived by his wife; Claudia Best, a son; Robbie best and wife, Angie; grandson Robert Earl Best and his fiancé Lindsey Brown, of Hampstead, NC as well grandson Thomas Best and partner, Empie Sidbury of Wilmington, NC; siblings Ronnie Best and wife, Shirley; Betty Cole and husband Dan, and brother-in-law J. L. Goodman of Kinston, NC. His sister, Gloria Goodman, preceded him in death. Robert also had a special family member, his four-legged little girl, Scooter. He is also survived by many niece, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Robert served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Topsail Moose Lodge for many years and owned a concrete business which he retired from in 2001.

Some of Robert’s many interest were fishing, shrimping (he built his own shrimp boat), cooking (he was noted for his famous stews), and watching ballgames as an avid UNCW Seahawk fan. One of his most talented skills was being a horse showing and winning a world championship. But most importantly, he was known to be a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

A memorial service will take place Friday, January 15th at 2pm at Blakes Chapel, in Hampstead, NC.

In lieu of flower, donations may be made in memory of Robert to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, PO Box 12829, New Bern, NC 28561

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations.


  • Deborah Garner Posted January 13, 2021 1:06 am

    Loved my cousin Robert. a good family man.

  • Carol A Stahl Posted January 13, 2021 2:17 am

    So sorry Robert was such a good man Prayers of comfort for Claudia and the rest of his family

  • Lynn Evans Posted January 13, 2021 3:07 pm

    So very sorry for your loss,Mr Best was a wonderful man, husband,dad ,grandfather.Prayers to the family !!

  • Audrey Bryan Posted January 13, 2021 8:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss he was a good husband daddy and I really loved Robert and his family We all had a long distance love but we were still there for each other in thoughts and prayers Love you all so much!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️????????

  • Sally Ray Posted January 13, 2021 11:14 pm

    I will miss Robert dearly❤ He was such a good friend! Claudia my dear friend..I will always be here for you❤❤

  • Shirley Leach Posted January 18, 2021 3:48 am

    I’m late in posting this but didn’t know about Robert’s passing until I looked on Facebook. I’ve had a feeling for several days that something was wrong. Robert was a true gentleman & will be missed by everyone who knew him. So sorry!

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