Robert “Bob” C. Burroughs, Jr. ’51

Robert “Bob” C. Burroughs, Jr. ’51, of Charlotte, N.C., beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died on July 15 at the Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on Feb. 19, 1930, in Wadesboro, N.C. He was the eldest son of the late Robert C. Burroughs, Sr. and Margaret Grace Penny Burroughs. Burroughs graduated from Davidson and received his D.D.S. from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland in 1955. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Bragg, N.C., from 1955-57. He married Anna Lee Dellinger of York, Pa., in 1956, and they moved to Charlotte in 1957. He practiced family dentistry in Charlotte for 43 years. He was an active member of Myers Park Baptist Church for 52 years and a member of the Fifth Dimension Sunday school class. He was known for his warm, friendly smile and his kind-hearted and gentle nature by his family, friends, and patients. His colleagues valued his character, integrity, and loyal friendship. Burroughs is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna Lee Burroughs, 6061 Sheppard Ct., Charlotte, NC 28211; his son, Chet (Jean); his daughter, Leigh Ann Showalter (Milton); and six grandchildren, Mary Burroughs, Michael Burroughs, Matthew Burroughs, Mason Burroughs, Alexandria Showalter, and Sarah Catherine Showalter. He is also survived by his brothers, Rev. Joseph P. Burroughs ’55 and M. Winston Burroughs (Martha Lou), and sister, Mary Alice Foster (Henry), and numerous nieces and nephews.