Robert Lee Gresham

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The 2013 Run For The Animals is dedicated in memory of Robert Lee Gresham, who had a soft spot in his heart for animals and was a big supporter of the SPCA.



Robert Lee Gresham

11 / 25 / 1942  ~  10 / 12 / 2011



















Robert Lee Gresham passed away at his home in Accomac, VA on October 12, 2011.

Born November 25, 1942 in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Maggie and Louie Gresham. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1967 and practiced as a CPA before retiring to the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 2001. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Accomac.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. Stanley (Brenda Faye) Lesley. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his son, Robert "Lee" Gresham, Jr. of Cambridge, MA; his daughters, Shelby L. Hudson and her husband, Matthew, of Greensboro, NC, and Emily A. Gresham of Farmville, VA; and his brother, James L. Gresham and his wife, Beverly, of Collierville, TN.

Personal Note

One never knows where you might find a friend.  Bob was a special friend.  I miss his humor, wit, and weekly visits to my office where we would discuss local politics over a cup of coffee.  He would ask "how's my dog," meaning Jazzy, my terrier mix, who comes to work with me.  She is quite suspicious and gruff towards strangers, but being a good judge of character, as dogs often are, she and Bob became good friends.

Bob was a true "southern gentleman" and a real "people person."    He was the type of person who leaves a lasting impression on you and my life is richer for having known him.  He had such a big personality and is very much missed by his family, friends, and community.  I know he's in a better place and I look forward to "chewing the fat" with him again some day.

Godspeed Bob,


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