Robert “Rocky” Obermille

Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Starr— Robert Leon Obermiller, age 64, of 111 Glenn Cove Rd, Starr, SC, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2024, at Rainey Hospice House.

Born July 15, 1959, in Clermont, FL, he was the son of the late Douglas Obermiller and Lois Beseke Obermiller. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bill Obermiller, and the love his life, his wife Susan Avery Obermiller.

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Robert, known by many as Rocky, was a career real estate broker and realtor. He found great joy being on the lake with his family and he and Susan built their retreat on Lake Hartwell. Robert and Susan were equine enthusiasts. Together they trained and showed Arabian horses and got into horse show management. Robert became licensed as a horse show steward and founded the Summer Saddle Up Riding Camp after Susan’s death. The Camp focused on horse training for young people who may never have a chance to experience the thrill of horse riding and care. He also was instrumental in the creation of the South Carolina Upstate Equine Council where he served as the Vice-Chairperson.

Robert leaves his sons, Jason Obermiller and Matthew (Tiffany) Obermiller; and his brother, J.D.

Jason and Matthew are planning a gathering for friends and family at the residence home on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 11:00 am. Contributions in memory of Mr. Obermiller may be made to the Arabian Horseman’s Destress Fund or to Rainey Hospice House.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting WWW.MCDOUGALDFUNERALHOME.COM.