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Robert Carroll "Paw Paw" Burch

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Robert Carroll "Paw Paw" Burch Obituary
Robert Carroll "Paw Paw" Burch, age 71 of Newport News passed away suddenly Sunday, June 10th while playing the golf he loved with one of his most cherished admirers. A loving husband, father, brother, and Paw Paw to his family. He will be truly missed by all. Carroll graduated from Newport News High School in 1966 and the Apprentice School at Newport News Shipyard and Drydock Company in 1971. He earned honors at the Apprentice School as player of the year in both baseball and basketball. He recently retired as a Senior Planner from Newport News Shipbuilding after a long career with a brief period at Crane Research and Engineering and Liebherr America. Carroll was an avid sports fanatic who enjoyed playing baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, golf and fishing. He also coached many local youth teams in soccer, baseball, and basketball. He loved time spent with his family especially beach vacations. He served his nation in the Virginia National Guard/Army Reserves. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Margaret Burch and beloved nephew, Scotty Burch. Carroll is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Arlene; daughters, Kim Burch-Smith (Ray) and Jenny Burch-Flowers (Karsten). He is also survived by his loving brother, Chris Burch (Sarah Joyce); 5 grandchildren, Mackenzie Smith, Kayla Burch, Austin Smith, Megan Burch and Keira Flowers; a large extended family, and, we cannot forget Carroll's favorite buddies, Boomer and Bear his loving golden retrievers. The family will receive friends and family 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15th at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Celebration of his life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday June 16th at Orcutt Baptist Church, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News Va 23602 with a reception following at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in his honor to: Orcutt Baptist Church and/or Peninsula Regional Animal Shelton, Newport News, VA.
Published in Daily Press on June 14, 2018
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