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Robert Kenton Roe
  • Bishop Gadsden Employee Appreciation Fund
    One Bishop Gadsden Way
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“I wish to express my condolences on the loss of your loved one. Robert Roe, Robert Jeffcoat and Robert Withers met on a bus going from Charleston to...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Withers - SC

“Tony, Marilyn, Robert, Ryan & Victoria,Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy and love are with you now. What an amazing life and mark your dad/grandfather...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Julia Vanderpool - Friend

“Mr. Roe was a class act as I knew him from the early seventies and he was always a pleasure to be around. I also knew his wife and she was much the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Tony Daniel - Charleston, SC

“TonyOur deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. We had the pleasure of meeting him at Pinnacle One. He was a good...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Roger and Sheila Early - Friend

“Tony and familyDeniese and I send our deepest sympathies.May the love of God surround you to comfort you and give you strength in you time of need. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Earl Crawford - Goose Creek, SC

“Tony, Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your beloved father. His passing will be a great loss to all who knew...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Fred and Carol Aldridge - SC

“I have memories of your Father as a sweet and kind man. I am so sorry that our family has lost touch over the years. We lost Dad in December of...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Alicia Crosby - Friend

“Much love to all of the Roe family your dad was an amazing man I have many fond memories at your home prayers and thoughts go to all of you Winifred ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Winifred White Dworschak

One of my favorites! “A wonderful man, who was such a blessing for my Mother and my family. Bob and Jean were so blessed to have had wonderful loving marriages. And then...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Helen Turnage

“Our hearts go out to our cousins Ken, Jeanie, Theresa, Millie, Cindy, and Tony for the loss of their father Uncle Bob. We have fond memories of him...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: DONNA BARWIG - BRADENTON, FL

“Tony, Marilyn and family, I am sorry for your loss. I pray God comforts you, gives you strength to carry through this difficult time and brings you...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Katherine Wade - Summerville, SC

“What a wonderful obituary of an extraordinary person. Sending our prayers to all the family and friends. Sincerely,Lisa and Barbara Weaver, Jerry...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Weaver - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I'm so sorry for your loss..he sounded like a exceptional man..much love and sympathy.. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Holly Rogers - Clayton, NC

“Jean, Theresa, Millie, Ken, and Tony,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful father. Bob was a wonderful man who I admired very much as a...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: William Fanning - Columbia, SC

“Tony...Deb and I will be praying for you and your family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Paul Lavender - Friend


Robert Kenton Roe entered into eternal peace on June 10, 2020, following a brief illness. He lived a full and vibrant 91 years as a devoted husband, father, entrepreneur and mentor to so many. He is now with his beloved wife of fifty-eight years Norma, who proceeded him in death in 2009. Known by his closest friends and family as "Bobby", he was the embodiment of the greatest generation and a best in class example of a life well lived. All who knew him benefited from his relentless positive attitude and genuine interest in others.

After graduating from The Porter School, Bob joined the Navy for two years before entering the Citadel to study electrical engineering. Following his graduation, he started his own engineering firm that quickly expanded to encompass projects across the Southeast. Bob's company was involved in planning the infrastructure system for what is now South Carolina Public Television. The demanding travel associated with his growing business and family led Bob to get his pilot's license and acquire his first plane. He carried many notable passengers over the years including the late Senator Strom Thurmond. Always seeking additional forms of professional engagement, Bob subsequently started successful printing and construction companies. Once these businesses were well established and in good hands, Bob found perhaps his greatest professional passion in real estate. He introduced Century 21 to South Carolina after being hired by the firm as a speaker to their agents around the country. He and Norma worked together growing this business for many years. Bob's final venture was the formation of a tax preparation business he expanded to a network of fifty offices in five states, now led by his youngest son.

Bob and Norma always viewed family as their greatest accomplishment. Bob is survived by children Jean Pennas (Frank) of Union, SC, Theresa Evans (Tom), Millie O'Shaughnessy (Steve Harry), Ken Roe (Pam), Cindy Roe Ware (Amory), Tony Roe (Marilyn) and son-in-law, Michael O'Shaughnessy, all of Charleston, 14 grandchildren, Jennifer Price, Ember Crawford, Anna Fleming, April Pennas, Callie O'Shaughnessy, Holly O'Shaughnessy, Maggie O'Shaughnessy, Nalani Roe, Makena Roe, Sullivan Ware, Sarah Ware, Robert Roe, Ryan Roe and Victoria Roe and 6 great grandchildren.

His last 8 years at Bishop Gadsden have been filled with love and joy. Bob's time with his very special friend and love, Jean Howe, made his days beautiful, bright and filled with happiness.

Bob's family is deeply grateful to the entire Bishop Gadsden staff for the love and devotion to him and hope each employee of Myers Hall knows how much you meant to Bob and his appreciation for your exceptional care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Employee Appreciation fund at Bishop Gadsden, #1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston SC 29412.

When time permits, and gatherings are allowed, we will celebrate his life with a service at the Chapel at Bishop Gadsden. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.