Bob graduated from McCallie School, receiving the Grayson Medal for best all-around student and the Stephens Medal for best athlete.

At Princeton he played varsity tennis, was in the Right Wing and 21 clubs, was class secretary and a member of Cap and Gown, and graduated cum laude from the School of Public and International Affairs. During the war he was battery executive (1st lieutenant) in the field artillery, 3rd Army, serving in Würzburg, Germany.

For 27 years Bob was executive vice president of Modern Maid, a producer of built-in gas and electric ranges. He later was president and board chairman of Professional Golf Co. in Chattanooga, maker of First Flight and Arnold Palmer golf clubs, as well as a stockbroker and investment manager. 

He was chairman of Chattanooga United Way’s Alexis De Tocqueville Society, founding chairman of Chattanooga’s United Way Leadership Club, and a recipient of the De Tocqueville Society’s “National Member de Extraordinaire” Fleur-de-Lis Award. He was a member of the Young Presidents and the World Presidents organizations. 

Bob died Sept. 21, 2020. He was predeceased by his wife, Sherry; his son, Bobby ’72; son-in-law Jay; and his grandson, Mack. He is survived by daughters Betsy Dalgliesh, Chris Zimmerman, and Sherry West; and grandchildren William, Caldwell, Elizabeth, Russell, Betsy, and Mary. 

Undergraduate Class of 1945