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Greensboro - Mr. Robert Eugene McConnell, 75 died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Moses Cone Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow the service in the church columbarium.
Mr. McConnell was born March 15, 1938 in Waynesville, NC to the late John Leon and Mary Hill McConnell. He was co-owner and general manager of D & M Concrete. After retiring he owned DMS Investments, LLC. He was a member of Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Known to friends and family as "Big Bob", he was an avid golfer and loved playing cards with "the fellows" at The Cardinal Golf Club.
He is survived by his wife: Carol Stump McConnell, son John Bradfield McConnell of Monterey, VA; daughter Julie Anne McConnell of San Marcos, CA; brother William Charles McConnell of Jacksonville, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1-1:45 pm on Monday, September 30, 2013 in the church Sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Macular Degeneration Research, Bright Focus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871; The
Cancer Research Foundation Triad Affiliate, 1106 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.
Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sept. 29, 2013