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SELPH Robert Charles Selph, age 66, died at Baptist Medical Center Beaches Tuesday, June 29, 2010 after a lifelong battle with diabetes. In 1999, he was under the care of the University of Maryland-Baltimore where he was the recipient of a kidney donated by his daughter, Kellie and a pancreas. Born April 13, 1944 in Jacksonville, FL, he lived in Jacksonville Beach and graduated from Fletcher High School. He worked as a Meter Service Supervisor for the City of Jacksonville Beach, Dept. of Electric Utilities before retiring after 34 years of service. Robert was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police with the City of Atlantic and Neptune Beach, Lodge #107 where he worked as an auxiliary Police Officer. He was a volunteer fireman with Atlantic and Neptune Beach. Robert was Emergency Coordinator, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Beaches area. He was a Northeast Florida American Red Cross volunteer for Amateur Radio Emergency Service, past President and longstanding member of Beaches Amateur Radio Service (BARS), FCC licensed Amateur Radio Technician, and a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Sea Cadets Division. Preceded in death by his parents, James Milton and Robbie Jane Selph, he is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Cynthia Jan Selph of Jacksonville Beach; daughter Kellie (David) Leggat of Acworth, Georgia; grandchildren, Ashlyn, Hannah, and Jacob Robert Leggat; brother, William Selph; nephews, James Selph, Sean Selph, and Greg Hood; nieces, Trisha McLaughlin and Jamee Weir; and beloved uncle and aunt Jesse and Charlotte Selph of Vero Beach, Florida. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 2nd in the Chapel of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., with interment to follow in Mayport Cemetery. The family will receive friends for the visitation from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Words of comfort and memories may be shared at www.hardage-giddensbeacheschapel.com . Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 1, 2010
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