Heavens Gain Is Our Loss…….
Bob Jolley (Buren Lee), 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from complications of a stroke that he had on July 24, 2017. He was born June 29, 1931 in Shelby, N.C. to the late Robert and Lorena Jolley.
Bob loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a gifted athlete and in 1949 signed with a professional baseball team–RC Owls. This was short–lived due to the Korean War. Fortunately, while proudly serving his country in the Navy, he was able to play baseball and serve as manager of a football team.
In 1955, Bob moved to Aiken, S.C., to work for DuPont (Savannah River Site). His entire career was spent as an analyst in the various Labs at the site. He retired with 40 years of service.
He had a passion for golf and he was known in the area as an excellent left handed golfer, winning numerous tournaments throughout the state. He loved all golf courses but his home away from home was the golf course at Cedar Creek. He cherished the friendships that he made over the many years and took pride in knowing all the members.
In addition to his loving wife, Holly Kearse–Jolley, Bob is survived by his son Rick (Sandy) Jolley and his daughter Pam Gilbert. Grandchildren; Jason (AnnLee) Gilbert, Heather (Clint) Walker, Amanda (Brian) Taylor, and Patrick Jolley. Greatgrandchildren; Savannah Gilbert, Aidan and Brynn Walker, and Presley Taylor. Sisters; Ailleen Harrington and Patsy Harmon. Mother-in-law, Nellie Kearse, brothers and sister-in-laws, James and Janie Kearse, Kenny and Phylis Kearse and Yvonne Snider. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Demmis Jolley, sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Stan Nabow, brother-in-laws Max Harrington, Tal Harmon, and David Snider and nephew Jodi Kearse and neice Tami Osborne.
A private celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the Healing Springs Baptist Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 394 Barnwell, S.C. 29812.
A tremendous thanks to all the employees, residents and their families at Pruitt Health in Barnwell for their extraordinary care, support, and love.
Till we meet again Bob Jolley…….
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time Holly .....love and hugs Paul and Mary Ann
Submitted by Mary Ann Ryan Maddux and Paul Maddux on Dec 10 2017 10:57:13 AM
Bob was such a great guy who showed respect to all those he met and befriended! He and Jim would stop by on Sundays , when the bar was closed, and have a beer with my wife and myself on the 17th green.
He was a huge Yankees fan and knew all the old and new players. Bob will be missed here at Cedar Creek! Earl and Dolores Bennett
Submitted by Earl on Dec 10 2017 10:42:23 AM
Bob always made playing golf at CeDar Creek fun. He has been missed when i have played in recent times. My condolences to the family.
Submitted by Michael till on Dec 10 2017 09:14:44 AM
Bob was an exceptional person. Accomplished in many areas. He made coming to the Cedar Creek course more fun by his good-natured teasing. I will miss him.
Submitted by Midge Rothrock on Dec 10 2017 08:25:33 AM
Holly, we were so sorry to hear about your loss. We are praying for your comfort and healing during this sad time. John Neel & Lana
Submitted by Lana Griffin on Dec 9 2017 10:37:36 PM
Sandra Odom Stanley @ Ron (Stretch)Stanley lit a candle for Bob Jolley
Sandra Odom Stanley @ Ron (Stretch)Stanley lit a candle on Dec 9 2017 10:02:52 PM
Holly, I was so sorry to hear about Bob. So thankful I got to see him a couple of months ago. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Beverly Burch aka Jap
Submitted by Beverly Burch on Dec 9 2017 08:59:36 PM
Uncle Bob, no one will ever know how much our special relationship meant to me. I have so many memories of being your little sidekick. I love you just as much now as I did then. Thank you so many amazing memories, I love you always. Go Gamecocks!
Submitted by Allie Harrington on Dec 9 2017 07:18:07 PM
One of God’s better angels has come home.
I love You,
Submitted by Patsy Harmon on Dec 9 2017 07:14:15 PM
I love you with all of my heart, and I’ll see you soon.
Submitted by Ailleen Harrington on Dec 9 2017 07:13:09 PM
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