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Luke J. "Pete" Solesbee


Luke J. "Pete" Solesbee, 85, of Greenville, husband of Betty Sprouse Solesbee, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 after battling Alzheimer's for the past several years.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Luke and Alma Goodwin Solesbee.

Mr. Solesbee served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Bell South after 42 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 3 and Laurel Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 58 years, are two daughters, Patricia S. Foy and husband, David, of Spartanburg and Susan S. Chandler and husband, Keith, of Spring Hill, FL; two sons, Noel Solesbee and wife, Shelia, of Charlotte and Greg Solesbee of Greer; two grandchildren, Chris Foy and wife, Allison, and Rob Foy and wife, Kristen; a great granddaughter, Katherine Ann Foy; a brother, Joe Solesbee and wife, Jean, of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty West and a brother, Jack Solesbee.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 in the Chapel. Burial will be in Graceland East Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Baptist Church, 2331 Laurens Rd. Greenville, SC 29607 or the .

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the caregivers at Southern Oaks and Diamond Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 21, 2013
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