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Bobby Daniel Sessoms, Sr.

Bobby Daniel Sessoms, Sr.
  • June 26, 1933 - November 20, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina

Pause Best of Times by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“I was very sorry to hear about Bob.Although I was the painter for 15 or so years,he made me feel like a friend.I can still hear him saying,Hey Girl!...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Irene Rowe - Charleston, SC

“Such a beautiful service celebrating ONE beautiful soul! Love and prayers for all! ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Reba Mueller - Charleston, SC

“You have been my Hero who made life so much fun and special that it will takeme some time to fill the void I now feel. I had a wonderful life with...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jean Sessoms - daniel island, SC

“Well done my good and faithful servant. Bobby ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bobby Sessoms - MOUNT PLEASANT

Dad being Dad “Dad, thanks for being the best role model a son could have. You taught me everything I know. I will miss you badly, but I'm happy you are no longer...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Tim Sessoms - Matthews, NC - Son

“Even thought we are unable to extend our sympathies to Jean and the family in person, we will, as everyone who knew Bob, miss being with him as...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce and Ellen Agster - SC

“Jean & Sessoms families: We are sending our heart felt condolences to you all with prayers that with God's strength he will help you through this...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Paul & Debbie Bryan - Wilmington, NC

“Jean and Family,We are sincerely sorry for your loss. May God bless you and bring you peace. RIP Bob ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Ken and Gail Mize - Coworker

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Ken and Gail Mize - Coworker

“Jean and Family,We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may God bring you peace!RIP Bob. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Ken and Gail Mize - Coworker

“Your father would be proud to see you all together. He was a very special person and loved you all very much!Our sympathy,Laurie and Larry Seese ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Laurel Seese - Charleston, SC

“Nancy and I extend our heart-felt condolences to Jean and the family. Bob was so special to so many people. For me he was a mentor and a friend and...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Gerald & Nancy Hunter Hunter - SC

Bobby Daniel "Bob" Sessoms, Sr., 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Ruby Jean Sessoms entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 20, 2020. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 23, 2020, in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 11:00 a.m. His interment (a private family service) will be held at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Mount Pleasant Chapel.

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Bob was born on June 26, 1933, in Raeford, North Carolina, son of the late Neill Robert Sessoms and Sarah Inez Wright Sessoms. He served honorably in the U.S. Army as a training officer at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Bob and Jean were married on June 20, 1953, in Dillon, S.C. Never were two people more suited for each other or more in love. Their union lasted a wonderful 67 years. In that union, they have served as outstanding role models for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. Bob attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the UNC football team, the Naval ROTC program, and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He also completed the Columbia University Master's Executive Program in Business Administration.

Bob began his career in the finance and banking industry at CIT Corporation in Kinston, NC. Bob and Jean moved around the United States in furtherance of Bob's career as he climbed the corporate ladder. His career culminated in being named President, Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of NationsCredit Corporation, a subsidiary of Nationsbank Corporation. Bob's character, integrity, and treatment of his co-workers served him well in pursuit of his career goals.
Bob's faith guided his life and grounded him. He always enjoyed a good joke and worked the room with few peers. His family will miss his earthly presence in their lives, but they know that he is "up there" watching over and protecting them.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons: Bobby Daniel Sessoms, Jr. (Alison) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and John Timothy "Tim" Sessoms (Vicki) of Matthews, NC; five grandchildren: Bobby Daniel "Trey" Sessoms III (Sindy), Victoria Sessoms, John Timothy "J.T." Sessoms II, William Neill "Billy" Sessoms and Sean Michael Sessoms; and great-granddaughter, Elisa Sofia Sessoms.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.