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In loving memory of
Robert Kearse
  • June 11, 1937
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  • October 05, 2020

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Robert “Bob” E. Kearse born June 11, 1937 passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones in his home in The Villages, FL on Oct 5, 2020.  Born in Ehrhardt, SC, he continued his education in 1955 at Clemson University on a baseball scholarship. He wore the tiger paw proudly for the rest of his life.  He served as a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army from 1957 – 1962. He continued his service by joining the Army Corps of Engineers and the Veteran’s Administration, before ultimately opening his own successful mortgage brokerage business in Atlanta, GA.   He and his wife, Barbara (nee Sossi), ran REK Investors Mortgage until retiring in 2001, making their home in the The Villages, FL.  Bob was known throughout his life for his southern accent, infectious sense of humor and his love of NASCAR and Cadillacs.  He will be sorely missed for his ability to bring laughter into every situation and to always make his family cry happy tears in prayer.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his children Margaret Chappell (Pat); Jennifer Keaton (Tom); Bethany Tebbe (Glenn); and Chad Heffernan (Mary Kay); Nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Blinded Veterans Association, St Jude, or Hospice of Marion County.

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  1. Jim & Gayle McLean says:
    22 Oct 2020
    Dear Barb and Family
    Our deepest sympathy on Bob’s passing. We will always remember the great times we had at Bonnet Creek and also playing in our card group. Fun times and lots of laughs. Bob was quite a character! He will not be forgotten!
    Keep all your wonderful memories of him close to your heart and he will never be far away.
    You are all in our thoughts and of course, our prayers. Barb, we are here if there is anything you need. Please don’t hesitate to call.
    Gayle & Jim McLean

  2. charlotte Huczek lit a candle:
    16 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 16, 2020 at 10:45:13 PM

  3. Beth Tebbe posted an image:
    16 Oct 2020
    You are missed dearly.
    You are missed dearly.

  4. Beth Tebbe lit a candle:
    16 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 16, 2020 at 10:26:39 PM

  5. Beth Tebbe posted an image:
    16 Oct 2020
    GrandBob was the best!
    GrandBob was the best!

  6. Beth Tebbe posted an image:
    16 Oct 2020
    Having selfie fun with my Bobcat.
    Having selfie fun with my Bobcat.

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