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Rob McGinn

September 9, 1948 — February 5, 2015

Robert "Rob" James McGinn III, 66, of Charlotte, NC passed away on the evening of February 5, 2015 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster in Charlotte. Rob was born on September 9, 1948 in Hendersonville, NC to Robert James McGinn Jr. and Louise Beck McGinn. He grew up in the historic Erlanger Mill Village in Lexington, NC, was a graduate of Lexington Senior High School, and attended and played basketball at Western Carolina University. He was a proud veteran serving in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1976. During his service he was stationed in Adak, AK and Charleston, SC. After completing his service in the Navy, Rob began his career with Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers in Greensboro, NC. While with Wendy's he progressed from Assistant Store Manager to Director of Operations, living in Richmond, VA, San Antonio, TX, and Denver, CO. In 1992 he joined the Wendy's franchise First Sun Management Corp (FSMC) as a partner and Vice President of Operations. He lived in Flowery Branch, GA for three years and then moved to Clemson, SC where FSMC is headquartered. FSMC owns and manages approximately 50 Wendy's franchise restaurants located in AL, GA, NC, and SC. Rob retired in 2012. In 2004, Rob was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He received a single lung transplant at Duke University Medical Center on July 26, 2012. In 2013, he and his wife moved to Charlotte, NC. Rob was a loving Christian father and husband who enjoyed spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren). He was an avid sports enthusiast. In his spare time he loved playing basketball, golfing, and watching his favorite sports teams with his dog Beau. He could tell you the score of any game and always knew the background of every coach and player. His family and friends could always count on him for the best advice, wisdom, sharp wit, and the answer to any Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit question. He was preceded in death by his parents of Lexington, NC. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Palmer McGinn, of Charlotte; a son, Mark Chandler McGinn, and his wife, Susan, of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Amanda McGinn Piekutowski, and her husband, Ian, of Greenville, SC, and Kristin McGinn Stone, and her husband, Ryan, of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Caroline McGinn and Jack McGinn of Charlotte, NC and Davis Piekutowski and John Piekutowski of Greenville, SC; two sisters, Karon McGinn and Molly Bailey and her husband, Alan, of Lexington, NC; a brother-in-law, Jack Palmer and his wife, Carol, of Lewes, DE; five nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Stapell and her husband, Bob, of Mickleton, NJ, Daniel Palmer and his wife, Julie, of Hingham, MA, Cameron Bailey, Palmer Bailey, and Sheldon Bailey all of Lexington, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Rob to the Coalition of Pulmonary Fibrosis, 10866 W. Washington Blvd #343, Culver City, CA 90232, -

Visitation Details

Sunday, February 8th, 2015, Sharon Presbyterian Church

Service Information

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 3:00pm, Sharon Presbyterian Church

Interment Details

Sharon Presbyterian Church

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