Class  of  1955
Robert C. Dortch

Obituary

 

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Mr. Dortch, 73, of Harrisburg, NC, formerly of Charlotte, died on June 19, 2011, after a strong and courageous battle with prostate and kidney cancer. He was born on September 28, 1937, in Paris, TN, to Robert and Jozelle Dortch. Bob graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1959, where he was member of Phi Sigma Kappa, and then began a long and successful career in the sales industry. Bob was a self-employed manufacturers representative from 1983 until his illness. He and his young family moved to Charlotte in 1961.

Even though career demands required frequent travel throughout the Southeast, Bob never missed any his children’s activities. Family came first. He was passionate about his Tennessee Volunteers, Cherry Grove, SC where many wonderful vacations were spent with friends and extended family, golf, Caribbean cruises, and “perfecting” the best barbeque ribs around.

Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Charlotte Book Dortch; son, Robert C. Dortch, Jr. and his wife, Barbara Helms Dortch; daughter, Stacy Dortch Busby and her husband, Eric O. Busby; sister Rose Dortch Benson and brother Richard Dortch, both of Chapel Hill; granddaughters Lauren Dortch Crozier and her husband Robert Crozier, Lindsey K. Dortch, and Emma E. Busby; and many nieces and nephews. His sister, Cynthia Dortch Thompson, predeceased him, as did his parents.

Mr. Dortch’s family thanks all of the kind and compassionate caregivers at Presbyterian Hospital for the wonderful care and support they provided to Bob and the entire family. Special thanks to Drs. Dan Watson and Justin Favaro for their professional services, personal care and genuine concern for his health and well being.

The family will receive friends at JB Tallent Funeral Service, 1937 Sharon Amity Road, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. A graveside service will be conducted at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8901 Lawyers Road, on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Robert C. Dortch
September 28, 1937 - June 19, 2011

 

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Thanks  to  Jerald  Redmon  for  providing  the  link to  Bob's  obituary.

 

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