July 28, 1946 - September 6, 2021
Robert (Bob) Deaver of Mint Hill, NC passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at the age of 75. Bob died peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife and children. Robert Eugene Deaver was born in Columbia, SC on July 28, 1946 to father William Henry Deaver Sr and mother Evelyn Thompson Deaver. He was the middle child of three; survived by older brother William (Bill) Henry Deaver Jr and younger sister Janet Deaver Molyneaux. Bob graduated from AC Floral High School and received a business degree from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC where he was an active member of the Theta Chi fraternity. A lifetime career in hosiery manufacturing led him to Smithville, TN in 1969 where he met his beloved wife of almost 49 years, Rita Wright. Bob spent 4 years with JP Stevens in Hickory NC and more than 40 years at Highland Mills in Charlotte NC, before retiring in 2019. During his career, he was truly loved and admired, and will be remembered for his gentle, steadfast leadership. Bob was first and foremost a Christian man of God, with a servant's heart. He loved his family deeply, had a special soft spot for children and treasured his friends. He liked to say he was the "possum among the blossoms" always surrounded by his loving wife, daughters and granddaughters. He took great joy in playing with his grandchildren, teaching Sunday School and simply spending time with family and friends. Bob is cherished for his never-ending patience, wisdom and kindness. Bob is survived by his wife Rita Wright Deaver; daughter Lindsay Deaver Newton and her husband Travis Newton; daughter Greylyn Deaver Boscia and her husband Mike Boscia; granddaughters Alexa Greylyn Newton and Haven Sienna Newton; grand-dogs Hershey and Remy; and countless other extended family. His family will receive friends 6 to 9 PM Friday, September 10, at Heritage Funeral Home, 4431 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail NC 28079. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM Saturday, September 11, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Historic Matthews Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, to please send donations to one of the following organizations that Bob was dedicated to supporting; Four Corners Group: https://fourcornersgroup.net/en/give or to Morningstar Fellowship Wilmington https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/707182 Please contribute your favorite photos of Bob here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bmSRCsUcAQU6Woaw8 Service will be Live Streamed right here beginning at 12:55 PM on Saturday. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel.
Robert (Bob) Deaver of Mint Hill, NC passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at the age of 75. Bob died peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife and children. Robert Eugene Deaver was born in Columbia, SC on July 28, 1946 to father William... View Obituary & Service Information
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