Bob, age 89, formerly of Thomasville, GA, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2018. He was born May 7, 1928 in Charlotte, NC to Burgess and Edna Culp. Bob served honorably as a Sergeant Artillery in the Army of the United States during the Korean War.
On November 28, 1953, Bob married Betty McCoy at Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. His forty year career with Kraft Foods took them to Jacksonville, FL in 1956, where son Jeff and daughter Nancy were born (they began their family), and later to Thomasville, GA, where they lived for 47 years and raised their family.
Bob and Betty were devoted members of First Baptist Church of Thomasville, where Bob served faithfully in many capacities including as Deacon. In 2011 they moved back home to Charlotte.
Bob is survived by his son Jeff (Kathryn) and his daughter Nancy, as well as his four grandchildren, Sarah, Kirby, Blake and Mary, great grandson Pierce Edward Stewart and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in 2012 by Betty, his beloved wife of 58 years. Bob was also predeceased by his parents Burgess and Edna, and his four sisters, Laura Belle Cannon, Mabel McCoy, Jeanne Alexander, and Lynette Hart.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Summit Place, and the caregivers of Hospice who surrounded Bob and our family with extraordinary love and kindness.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1 pm at McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC. Funeral service will follow at 2pm in the McEwen chapel. A graveside service will take place at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St. Charlotte, NC 28204, in memory of Bob, would be greatly appreciated.
Notes of comfort and condolences may be left at www.McEwenFS.com.
Published on January 15, 2018