Mr. Robert Blunt, Jr. 77 of Dillon, South Carolina passed away peacefully on Sunday July 4, 2021. At his bedside was his wife Marie and other family members as he entered into eternal rest at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, South Carolina. Robert was the son of both the late Mr. Gus and Mrs. Lou McEachern Blunt and was born in the month of December 1943 in Dillon, South Carolina. His formative years were spent in Dillon County where he attended elementary school and graduated from Gordon High School in Dillon.
Seeking a better career than agriculture could offer him, Robert went north and settled in New York where he had a successful career. He worked several different jobs but the one he loved most was his employment for many years at Hosftra University, Nassau County, New York in the housekeeping department. He was promoted through the ranks to supervisor of custodial services. He loved his job there and was an exemplary employee. Robert was well respected by his peers and subordinates. He was a dedicated worker and set good examples for his staff and co-workers.
Mr. Robert was loved by his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially the grands and greatgrands. His favorite past-time was fishing and he loved a trip to the beach to the pier to "catch mess" with his fishing buddy Mr. Harold. He kept up with the going on's in Dillon and neighboring towns. Raised in a christian home and knowing that this day would surely come he kept within his heart the teachings of his parents about Jesus Christ. Upon returning home from New York after retirement, he united with the Open Doors Cummunity Church in Dillon. He served the church and his fellow man to the best of his ability. He will surely be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Betty Parks, two brothers, Gus Blunt Jr. and Joseph McEachern.
Although he is out of our physical sight, he will always remain in the hearts of those who loved him most; his devoted wife Louise Marie Blunt, five daughters: Janine Blunt, Vanessa Blunt, Tina Blunt, Leah Aikens, Kisha Curry; One son, Michael Blunt; Seventeen grand children, Eleven Great Grand children and 4 Special Grandchildren; Keiara Rush, Anthony Lowrie, Jayveon Wells and Tyreak Rush; Two brothers: Levern Blunt and Herman Blunt; One brother-in-law , Rudy Frazier ; Seven sisters in-law: Bessie Fazier, Ruby Purcell, Prince Blunt, Lou Esther Blunt, Linda Blunt, Rosa Purcell , Louise Purcell; one uncle Robert K. Blunt (Bea) and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
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