BURLINGTON - Mr. Robert W. "Bob" Self, 79, of 1949 Bellemont-Alamance Road, Burlington, passed away at 7:45 a.m., Sunday, March 24, 2013, at his residence following several years of declining health and two weeks critical illness.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Kathryn H. Self, who survives of the home, and son of the late Guy Self and Mozelle Ray Self. Bob was an architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He was a member of Davis Street United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men, and he also served as the Burlington District President. Bob was a member of the Bula Masonic Lodge, #409 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Valley of Greensboro, a Gideon, and a founding member of the E.M. Holt Volunteer Fire Department where he served for 28 years. Bob had served on the Governor's Committee to write the Handicap Accessibility Codes and was an Adjunct Instructor at ACC where he also served on the Industry Advisory Committee. He served as a youth basketball coach, a tutor at school, and a volunteer with Loaves and Fishes.
Surviving, other than his wife, are a daughter, Kathy M. Self of Burlington; a son, Brian H. Self and wife Kay of Wake Forest; two grandsons, Daniel Robert Self and Clay Everett Self both of Wake Forest; and a brother, Billy E. Smith and wife Judy of Snow Camp.
Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ray Self.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Davis Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ellen M. McCubbin and the Rev. Randy Innes officiating. Burial will follow with Masonic Graveside Rites at Bellemont United Methodist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rich & Thompson Funeral & Cremation Service in Burlington as well as from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. At other times, the family will be at the residence.
Bob's family would like to express their thanks to Hospice as well as the E.M. Holt Fire Department for their loving care and compassion.
Memorials may be made to Davis Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, 606 E. Davis St., Burlington, NC 27215 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com