Robert “Bob” Elmer Rector a resident of Oxford died Friday, December 12, 2008. He was a native of Zionsville, Indiana and was the son of the late Elmer Virgil and Lera Wilson Rector. He was a Professor of American History and Government at Louisburg College, where he has taught for over 36 years. He was a graduate of East Texas A & M at Commerce, Texas and did his graduate studies at the University of South Carolina. He was a member of Amis Chapel Baptist Church and the Giddens. He was involved in Scouting and was an Eagle Scout. Mr. Rector was a member of the Sons of the Confederates, the Granville Co. Republican Party Chairman, the First District Chairman and a member of the Republican Party Association.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 2:00 PM in the Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Gene Brooks and the Rev. Terry Howard. Burial will be in Douglas, Texas.
Surviving is his wife, Nancy Lamp Rector, a daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Rector of Oxford; three sons, Robert Rector, Jr. of Creedmoor, Andrew Jackson Rector and Jeb Stuart Rector both of Oxford; two brothers, Baker Rector of Dallas, Texas and Virgil Rector of Commerce, Texas.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Granville County Republican Party c/o Treasurer, Bayne Steele, 9505 Frog Hollow Rd., Oxford, NC 27565 or to the Douglas Baptist Church, Douglas, Texas.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, 503 College St., Oxford, NC 27565. Online memorials www.gnvfh.com select obituaries.