Rea, Jr., Robert
Aug. 24, 1940 - Sep. 8, 2013
Robert Joseph Rea, Jr., 73, of St. Petersburg, FL, died on Sep. 8, 2013. . Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wed., at First Presbyterian Church in Sarasota, FL.
Funeral arrangements by: Brett Funeral Home.
Born in Anniston, AL, he moved here in 2010 from Rock Hill, SC. Bob was a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) minister, who served as Associate Pastor at Central Presbyterian in Atlanta, GA; Associate on the Presbyterian Church U.S. Mission Board, Atlanta, GA; Heartland Presbytery Executive Presbyter Kansas City, MO; Providence Presbytery Executive Presbytery, Rock Hill, SC. After retirement he served as Designated Associate for Peace River Presbytery, North Port, FL. Bob was a graduate of Davidson College, Davidson, NC (B.A. in history); Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA (M.Div.); Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL (ThM. in Urban Ministry and Doctor of Religion) and received a Doctor of Divinity from Tarkio College, MO. He was an Eagle Scout, member of Leadership Atlanta, one of the five outstanding young men of Atlanta (1972) and outstanding men of America (1971) and a Rotarian
. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Joseph Rea and Helen Borchers Rea. He is survived by his wife, Ardis O. Rea, of St. Petersburg; his daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Daniel Sterrett of Overland Park, KS; his brother and sister-in-law, Edwin Hughston and Patricia Rea of Alpharetta, GA; cousin Emagrace Colley of Independence, MO; daughter-in-law, Marita R. Rea of Fairfax, VA; granddaughters Julia Araoz and Christina Rea; nieces Tera McWhorter and Sarah Bailey, nephew George Rea; and great-nephews Grant, Adam and Evan. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota, FL on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Florida Suncoast
15010 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33762, Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33760, and First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota, FL 34237. On line memorial & guestbook @ www.brettfuneralhome.net