Robert “Bob” Winburn Doub Sr.

by | February 20, 2014 4:37 pm

robert-doubRobert “Bob” Winburn Doub Sr., husband of Leila Elizabeth “Bettie” Gibbons Doub, died Feb. 15, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, after a period of declining health.

Born March 6, 1930, in Clemmons, N.C., he was a son of the late Lester Wilburn and Jessie Pauline Hutchins Doub. He moved to Columbia at 6 months of age. Mr. Doub was a member of Santee Baptist Church, serving his Lord wherever needed. Although wheelchair bound, he was currently a greeter and got great joy in greeting each person attending morning services. He was a member of the South Carolina National Guard and the regular United States Army for 38 years, retiring as command sergeant major. He was also a member of the Pee Dee Shrine and Santee Shrine clubs.

Mr. Doub’s work career began with his dad’s auto repair shop, D & D Body Works in Columbia. He opened a branch office of Alex Watts Appraisal Service in Florence in 1955. He was associated with Horne Ford of Florence before opening his own auto appraisal business. After retirement from the military, he worked in real estate, establishing B & B Realty Co. in Manning.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David R. Doub of Columbia; and a grandson, Adam Robert Doub of Florence.

Survivors besides his wife of 65 years include two daughters, Carol Ann Stokes (Jerry) of Lugoff and Susan Evans of Florence; son, Robert Winburn Doub Jr. (Harriett) of Edisto Beach; a sister, JoAnn Doub Broome (Bill) of West Columbia; and a special family friend, Jenny Conaty. He was proud to be the grandfather of four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Florence Memorial Gardens with Pastor Daniel Miles officiating.

Please send memorials to Santee Baptist Church, P.O. Box 70, Davis Station, SC 29041; or the Shriner’s Hospital Office of Development, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, handled arrangements, (803) 435-2179.

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