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Robert Julian Mappus
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church
    3075 Bees Ferry Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Ashley Hall sent news of your father's passing. I am so sorry for your loss Perry Beth. Your little sister,Debbie ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Debra Lee - honolulu, HI

“Beth, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Bren ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Brinson

“My prayers are with ya'll today. He will be missed. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: beth MorrisCraig - Charleston, SC

“Fond memories of Julian when Ron and I would met him and Perry at Steak and Ale to celebrate our wedding anniversaries. Such a nice man. Rest...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ruth Padgett RN

“My condolences to Julian's family. My mother, Millie Snow, was at Ashley Park with Julian, and they often ate meals together pre-covid. I always...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Howard Snow - Charleston, SC

“My deepest condolences to Beth and the entire family Jewels will truly be missed ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sabrina Crummey - Charleston, SC

“I will miss you my jewels as I would call you while I cared for you I loved you like a daughter would love her father I gave you the name "Jewels...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sabrina Crummey - Charleston, SC

“He Will be deeply miss. I enjoyed working with him. My sincere sympathy to the family. Keep the Faith, God is with you ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Dollie Brown, caregiver


Robert Julian Mappus, 89, of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Perry Valda Rumph Mappus entered into eternal rest Thursday, February 4, 2021. His funeral service will be held graveside Monday, February 8, 2021 in Rumph Family Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive family and friends Sunday, February 7, in J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Julian was born March 8, 1931 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Theodore William Mappus and Ernestine Rosebrock Mappus. He was a charter member and active finance committee chair of Holy Comforter Evangelical Lutheran Church and a member of Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Julian is survived by his daughters: Beth Mappus Stone of Charleston, SC and Julie Finn Mappus Harrington (Mitch) of Summerville, SC; son, Robert Julian Mappus, Jr. of Charleston, SC; brother, G. Frederick Mappus (Sandra) of Charleston, SC; sister, Wilma Jean Mappus of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren: Cambridge "Trey" Trott Stone III (Chelsea), Perry Elizabeth Tutterow (Josh), Hunter Harrington, Emily Emme Harrington and Donna Unger (Craig); and five great-grandchildren.

The day following graduation from The High School of Charleston, Julian followed in his father's footsteps and began his professional career as a new car salesman at W.T. Smith Company. His loyalty to Buick continued for over 50 years as W.T. Smith Company began its evolution to Hallman Buick, Ferneau Buick to Sentry Buick. Julian retired from Sentry Buick prior to its becoming Baker Buick, GMC, Cadillac. He received many professional service awards and was a highly revered top salesman. He was known for his calm spirit, professional demeanor, punctuality, and had many loyal customers over the years. He was often found on the car lot in his hat and became fondly known as The Man with the Hat. After retirement, he continued his many church activities and caring for his late wife. Late into his retirement, you could find him driving the golf cart at Roper Saint Francis Hospital helping patients find the proper entrance for their visit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3075 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414.