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Robert Huntley

Born in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Donald Arthur and Marion Acker Huntley.&bsp; Mr. Huntley was one of the first individuals to receive a general contractor&squo;s license in the state of Florida and was an advocate and teacher for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, Tryon, and a former member of St. Paul&squo;s By-The-Sea, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Surviving are: his wife, Leslie G. Huntley; a son, William W. Huntley (Cynthia) of Dunedin, Fla.; two daughters, Rebecca Huntley of Spindale, and Ruth Huntley Sensale (Michael) of Miami, Fla. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Carolyn, Leslie, Katherine, Joseph, Emily, Mary and Virginia. &bsp;

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, Tryon, with the Reverend Dr. Michael Doty and the Reverend DeeAnn deMontmollin officiating.

Interment will be at a later date at St Paul&squo;s By-The-Sea, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Memorials may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon, N.C. 28782 or The National Alliance on Mental Illness, North Carolina, 309 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 121, Raleigh, N.C. 27609.

An on-line guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

‐ paid obituary