Funeral services to celebrate the life of Robert L. “Bobby” Truesdale, 79, of Camden will be held Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Bethesda Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or the American Diabetes Association of SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, SC 29204.
Mr. Truesdale died Thursday, October 7, 2010. Born in Camden, Tuesday, August 25, 1931, he was the son of the late Luke Haile Truesdale and Blanche Nettles Truesdale. Mr. Truesdale grew up in Boykin from birth until Jan 15, 1944 when he moved back to Camden. He attended Charlotte Thompson School, Camden Primary and Camden High School. Mr. Truesdale was a US Army Veteran having served in the Korean War from August 14, 1950 to June 13, 1952 and was retired from DuPont after 31 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, James Leroy Belk Post 17 Camden, the Camden Hi-Steppers and a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Mr. Truesdale was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela “Pam” T. Wiltshire and son-in-law, Joseph B. Wiltshire, Jr.; granddaughters, Courtney Wiltshire, Mallory Turnage and her husband Jeremy, and Jennie Joe Wiltshire of Columbia; sister, Betty T. Goins and her husband Kenneth, Sr., of Columbia; nephew, Kenny Goins, Jr. and family of Atlanta, GA. He was predeceased by his first wife, Blanche Jordan Truesdale of Camden and his second wife, Carolyn Blackmon Truesdale of Manning.
On-line condolences may be sent to Truesdale family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.