Robert Thomas Dooley (1934 - 2018)

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Service Information
Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service
1321 Berkeley Ave.
Charlotte, NC
Monday, May 14, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
home of Bob and Anne Dooley
4022 Arborway
Charlotte, NC
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Celebration of Life
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
2:00 PM
Christ Church

Robert Thomas Dooley, Jr., 83, died May 9, 2018 at his home in Sharon Towers. Tom was born on September 15, 1934 in Roanoke, Virginia, son of Robert and Helen Johnson Dooley. He was a graduate of VMI with a degree in Civil Engineering and received a Master's Degree in Soils and Structures from Georgia Tech. A US Air Force veteran, Tom enjoyed a career in commercial construction and was the Founder of R.T. Dooley Construction Company. He was also a former NFL referee. "Tom was a man who lived to serve his Lord wherever he was."

In addition to his wife, Nancy Wheeler Dooley, Tom is survived by a daughter, Nina Dooley McLean and her husband, Dickson of Wilmington, NC; sons, Robert Thomas Dooley III (Bob) and his wife, Anne and David Sanders Dooley and his wife, Susan, all of Charlotte; grandchildren, Nancy Lee and Rebecca McLean, Anne Howard, Catherine, Elizabeth, Helen Dooley, Caroline and Laura Dooley; and a sister, Phyllis Dooley Butts of Roanoke, Virginia.

A service to celebrate the life of Robert Thomas Dooley, Jr. will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Christ Church. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:30 until 7:30 at the home of Bob and Anne Dooley.

The family would like to express special thanks to Tom's caregivers whom he loved dearly, and the family is eternally grateful for all of their love.

Memorials may be sent to Christ Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to Leighton Frederick Sandys Ford Jr. Memorial Fund, 4029 Doves Roost Court, Charlotte, NC 28211.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


Published in Charlotte Observer from May 11 to May 12, 2018
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