Robert "Bob" D. Bevan IIIJune 30, 1952 ~ June 30, 2017 (age 65)
Robert Douglas Bevan III, known as Bob, passed away on Friday, June 30, his birthday, at his home in Chapel Hill.
Bob is survived by his wife, Bonnie Schaefer Bevan, and her two daughters—Anne Maness Whitney and husband Robert Whitney of Oakland, Calif., and Caroline Maness and husband Andrei Tsygankov of Atlanta, Ga. Other survivors include eight of Bob’s nine cousins, who live in Burlington and the Richmond area, and his aunt Ann Bevan Robbins of Chester, Va.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Helen Kingsland Bevan and Robert Douglas Bevan, Jr.; his grandparents, Jesse and Beulah Bennett Kingsland and Robert Douglas and Mamie Bain Bevan; and his aunts Louise Kingsland Sharpe Dodson and Hilda Kingsland Gilliam, all of Burlington.
Bob and his mother lived with his Kingsland grandparents after his father died in 1956. Macedonia Lutheran Church was the family's church home. While a student at Walter Williams High School in Burlington, Bob was the editor of the student newspaper, The Barker.
Bob's passions were his alma mater Wake Forest University, basketball, writing, and walking outdoors. He was fiercely devoted to his family.
A lifelong journalist, Bob worked as a sports reporter, section designer and copy editor with The Twin City Sentinel in Winston-Salem, The Charlotte Observer, The News & Record in Greensboro, and the Southern Neighbor, a community tabloid that he co-founded with his wife, Bonnie. DTH Media Corporation now publishes Southern Neighbor as the sister publication of The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper at UNC.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington, NC and on July 29, after an hour visitation there at 10:30 am, there will be a memorial service at Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the genomics and cancer research training program at The Gillings School of Public Health at UNC.
UNC Gillings School of Public Health
Attn: STERLING FRIERSON, Public Health Foundation Cancer Research
135 Dauer Drive Box 7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Contact phone #: (919) 966-0198