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Robert “Bob” M. White

January 1, 1940 - June 3, 2024
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Buncombe Street Methodist Church
200 Buncombe Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
864-232-7341 | Map
Friday 6/14, 3:00 pm
Service
Buncombe Street Methodist Church
200 Buncombe Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
864-232-7341 | Map
Friday 6/14, 2:00 pm

Robert M. “Bob” White, Sr. died peacefully on June 3, 2024 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 1st,1940 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Bob spent his childhood following his father’s career which took the family to Anderson, SC, Asheville, NC, Sanford, NC, and Atlanta, GA.  In 1967, he married Jeanne Powell and theyContinue Reading

Carol S. left a message on June 14, 2024:
As an Interim caregiver nurse, I was assigned to care for Mr. White. I met his wife, daughter, and son- they are a very nice family. Mr. Robert was a gentle giant (not in stature) but in his accomplishments in life and his qualities. He showed that he loved life, so he used it in a manner to set a fine example. I enjoyed his singing, of which he invited me to join in. His wife was at the table too, and we all began to laugh. Yes, it was a delight to care for him. A very wise man wrote, "A good name is better than good oil." He had a beautiful personality and a good name. Rest Mr. White.
Nancy Davis left a message on June 14, 2024:
I worked for Bob for 26 years and am so saddened by his passing. He not only was the best employer I have ever worked for but was also a great friend. He was honest, kind, funny, and an excellent debater. I say that with fondness because of our many lively political discussions. Bob loved his family very much. In my mind's eye, I still see the pictures of Bob, Jr., Leigh, and Jeanne that sat on his desk. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren and talked of them often. When I say often - that's not an exaggeration. I came to know Bob, Jr. and Leigh, and then their families, through him. I always meant to stay in touch with Bob after the office was closed, and I did for the first couple of years. However, after moving further away, I would find myself thinking "I need to go see Bob and Jeanne," only to let obstacles in daily living get in the way. Far too many times I would think "maybe next weekend." I'm ashamed of myself for not being a better friend. I should have at least called. I wish I had called. I wish I could go back and tell him "thank-you" for giving me a chance all those years ago by hiring me even though I had no experience. I say it now. Thank you, Bob, for being a mentor and a valued friend. You taught me a lot. Go with God, my friend.
Kathleen Jennings left a message on June 9, 2024:
This was a fine man and friend of my parents at Christ Church. He was always kind to me. I send care and prayers to this family and many who grieve his earthly loss. RIP, Sir
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