Robert “Bob” McBrayer Shoffner ’59

Robert “Bob” McBrayer Shoffner passed away peacefully on April 15, 2024 at St. Francis Downtown in Greenville, SC. He was 86 years old.

Bob was born June 7, 1937 in Raleigh, NC to Robert Worth Shoffner and Kathleen Hord Shoffner. After graduating from Broughton High School in 1955, he attended Davidson College. After 4 years of study, he earned a BS degree in History in 1959.

Bob spent his professional life in banking. He married Dorothy “Dotty” in 1961. His love and devotion for Dotty was an example for everyone who met them…always together and always supporting family and friends. The couple was blessed with five children and family was priority. They lived in various places in NC, GA, and SC throughout their 63 years of marriage. Bob’s leadership in each of these communities touched many lives whether it was in business, charities, serving on various boards or in their church. He was the living example of a servant leader and a master of the written word. A letter from Bob was always a “must read” full of life lessons. His love for NC State endured throughout his life and a highlight was celebrating the ACC championship win among his family in March.

One of Bob’s greatest joys in life was being Grandaddy to his five granddaughters. He was their biggest fan at all school, church, community activities and sporting events and the mutual love they shared will be everlasting.

Bob Shoffner LIVED an amazingly full life and will be missed by many.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Kathleen “Kami” Mikkalele Shoffner (6/13/62 – 4/17/65).

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Brown Shoffner; sons, Robert Andrew Shoffner, Christopher McBrayer Shoffner (Amanda), Charles Edwin Shoffner (Tonya), David Monroe Shoffner (Kim); five granddaughters, Lydia (Danny), Celia, Catherine, Anna, and Lilly; three bonus grandchildren, Emma, Hannah, and Andrew Baxley; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.

Bob’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Newland Presbyterian Church followed by a reception with light refreshments provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Newland Presbyterian Church, 199 Elk St, Newland, NC 28657.