Sunday, July 28, 2013 — CORNELIUS – Bobby L. Sells, 72, of Cornelius, entered eternal rest Thursday, July 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family which included the amazing Levine & Dickson Hospice House “family.”
He was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Greenville, S.C. to Charles Mason Sells and Evelyn Still Sells and lived his early years in Jacksonville, N.C. Bob was very proud of his American heritage dating back to the Revolutionary War and supported all veterans’ rights. He proudly served his country in the US Army, stationed in the US and Germany. Upon discharge, he and wife Sharon made their home in Charlotte where upon began a 36+ year service with the U.S. Postal Service. The last 25 years he was Postmaster of Stanfield, N.C.
Following retirement in 1999 he enjoyed another 9 years of part-time postal contract work out of Huntersville, N.C. During his early working years he earned two Associate Degrees from CPCC and attended UNCC.
Always civic minded, Bob was actively involved in Stanfield Lions Club, PTA President, other educational youth supporting projects and medical/dental service activities. Masonic, 32° Scottish Rite, Shrine and American Legion memberships were very important to him.
His strong Christian faith, moral compass and work ethic were reflected in all he did. An eternal optimist, man of his word, loyal friend, consummate encourager and lover of a good laugh were hallmarks. He loved his Lord and was totally devoted to the family entrusted to him.
Survivors are his beloved wife of 48 years and soul mate, Sharon; three daughters he adored, Terri (Clay) Smith, Concord, N.C., Robin (Brent) Wilhoit, Knoxville, Tenn., and Lesley (Jordan) Lasure, Cornelius, N.C.; six grandchildren, who brought him great joy, Katherine and Brandon Wilhoit, Julia and Cameron Lasure, Grace and Cooper Smith. Also is surviving sister, Shirley Coulter and brother-in-law Bob, Lafayette, Ga.; brother-in-law, Terry Thompson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and special nieces and nephews; brothers, Billy Ray and Charles Mason preceded him in death.