Robert Painter

Published 1:12 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2008

He can now enjoy holding his son and daughter that are waiting on him in heaven, meet his mother whom he never met, hug his dad he cared for in his home and thank God for all He gave him.

Born May 28, 1936, he was the son of the late Richard and Montze Hutcherson Painter. He loved his family with all his heart. He was one of the founders and deacons of Faith Temple Baptist Church, where he was active in many roles until his disability took over his body ‐ however, his love and heart have always been there. He retired from Polk County School System. He coached several grandsons in

T-ball and loved spending time with his family and fishing. Our thanks to Hospice for their years of care; nurse Debbie; case worker, Maggie and the many others who cared for him. He looked forward to your visits. Thanks to Beulah for her devotion in caring for him, allowing him to be at home in the last months.

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He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille Barnes Painter; a daughter, Wanda Reid (Jeff) of Mill Spring; four sons, Roger (Kathy) and Joseph (Debra) Painter, both of Slidell, La., Allen (Belinda) and Charles (Beulah), both of Mill Spring. He is also survived by a twin brother, William Painter of Columbus, and a brother, Harold Painter of Mill Spring; a sister, Bessie Blackwell of Landrum, and 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son James and daughter Peggy, both dead as infants.

A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2008 in Faith Temple Baptist Church, Mill Spring.

Interment was in the church cemetery and his escorts were his grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 135 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register may be signed for the family at

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