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To Robert's family: I knew Robert well during the early 1960s and simply want to send sympathy to you all. I just learned of his passing, so just thought you might like to know that a few of my friends from ECU and I have pleasant memories of him and his parents, and are happy to learn that he enjoyed a happy life with friends and family.

Posted by: Rebecca Hutchins May - Drakes Branch, VA - friend   Nov 18, 2013

bob and i were good friends, he alway had such a good attitude was good to be around. most of the time that we were around each other denny thompson was there to i wll miss them both now. god bless all his family as them mourn there loss.

Posted by: lee hamilton - quincy, IL - friend   Feb 04, 2013

To the family of Robert A (Bob) Rand,
You have my sympathy in your time of loss. Bob and I were classmates from 1st through 12th grades. Even though we havn't been in touch since graduation, I have thought about him many times especially driving past his house when leaving church. We had many good times and he could always make any occasion exciting. He still had that twinkle in his eye. Thanks for the memories.
Paul Mealiff

Posted by: Paul Mealiff - Quincy, IL - Classmate for 12 years   Feb 04, 2013

Bob and I along with Denny Thomson were great frienda all through High School. Haven't seen Bob since our 15th or 20th class renunion. I know he's in a good place now. My prayers are with you.


Posted by: Wayne Fessler - Mendon, IL - High School Classmate   Feb 03, 2013

Dear Betty, Warren, and family,
just wanted to let you know my heart is heavy, as yours is as well. It is really hard to know my "little brother" is gone. tho, we didn't see each other nearly enough, I knew he was there. May God bless you in your sorrow.
Love, Shirleyukpgr

Posted by: Shirley Lucas - Long Grove, IA - Sister   Jan 30, 2013

Dear Aunt Betty & Warren,
Of course, I'm so very sorry to hear of Uncle Bob's passing (I have a chuckle here because I bet there aren't too many people anymore who know a "Bob" Rand). I'm also so sorry that it's this great sadness that brings me to communicate with you. Isn't it a shame how we let our busy lives get in the way sometimes?

My memories of Robert--that's still hard for me to say--are more a

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Posted by: CJ Albertson (Cathy Jo Balsar) - Long Grove, IA - niece   Jan 29, 2013

Betty, We go back a long way to First Baptist church in the 1950's and 1960's. I can remember the tall guy who didn't say a whole lot at first. Over the years Robert became part of our First Baptits Family. As Jim and I grew up and went off to school it was always great to see Robert when we went to First Baptist. Over the years living a long way from Goldsboro we didn't get to see much

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Posted by: Jack Snypes - Charlotte, NC - Friend   Jan 29, 2013

Betty and Warren you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob will always be remembered for his great smile and ongoing sense of humor!

Posted by: Linda and Glenn Chitty - Clayton, NC - friend   Jan 26, 2013

A truly loyal friend, Robert will be missed by many. I enjoyed our golf outings and relaxing times at Olde Beau. Will miss his humor, hospitality, and compassion.

Posted by: Jack Schmidt - Clemmons, NC - Friend   Jan 26, 2013

I met Robert at Olde Beau. I wish I had met him years before as he was one of the most sincere and appreciated friends I have every had. I will miss Robert very much.

Sincerely, Bill Buchanan

Posted by: Bill Buchanan - Winston-Salem 27104, NC - Friend   Jan 26, 2013