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Robert Powell Burwell, Sr.

February 12, 1931 ~ November 6, 2018 (age 87)

Robert “Bobby” Burwell, age 87, died November 6, 2018 at Friends Homes Guilford.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, he was a member of Greensboro Downtown Rotary for 34 years, founder of Burwell Construction Co., member of Greater Greensboro Builders Association and Chairman of Remodelers Association. He volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and was a counselor for SCORE.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Friends Homes Guilford with a private scattering of ashes at a later date.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ann Carroll of Friends Homes Guilford; son, Robert Powell Burwell, Jr. and wife Fran of Manning, SC; younger predeceased son, William Cullom Burwell and his children, Autumn of Greensboro and Brandon of Raleigh, NC.

The family sincerely thanks the outstandingly caring staff of Whittier Care Center, Friends Homes Guilford, for their continued love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Downtown Rotary or to Friends Homes, Inc., Residents Assistance Fund.


Donations may be made to:

Rotary Club of Greensboro
330 South Greene Street, Suite 304, Greensboro NC 27401

Friends Homes, Inc, Residents Assistance Fund
925 New Garden Road, Greensboro NC 27410


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