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Robert "Bob" Clarence Hope

August 15, 1929 — March 4, 2023


Robert "Bob" Clarence Hope, Ph.D. and Veteran of the U.S. Navy, died on March 4th 2023 in his Asheboro North Carolina home. He was 93-years old. He was born in Sampson County, North Carolina on August 15, 1929 to Robert Bernice Hope and Leona Potter Hope of Clinton, North Carolina.  

Dr. Hope had many accomplishments in his life including receiving a Bachelor of Science from Duke University in 1954. In 1956, Dr. Hope received a Master of Science in Geological Engineering from North Carolina State University. He completed his Doctorate (Ph.D) from the University of South Carolina in 1975. Dr. Hope was the Director and a Professor of Geology at Campbell University where he worked and retired. Dr. Hope was also a consultant for Amoco Oil Company. He was a avid gardener and nature lover, making positive differences in the prevention against cruelty to animals. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Daveda Mumford, and loving Aunt Addie Hope and Uncle Lewis Hope. 

Dr. Hope is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 63-years, Peggy Whitfield Hope, granddaughter Diana Alease Boyette, daughter Suzanne Hope Egan and son-in-law Robert Joseph Egan. Also surviving Dr. Hope is his sister Christine Hope Smith and brother-in-law Earl Smith of Clinton, North Carolina, as well several nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate Dr. Hope's life on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 at 2:00 pm, at Pugh Funeral Home's Chapel, located at 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, North Carolina 27203 with Rev. Brian Rummage Officiating. He will be inurned at the First Presbyterian Church's columbarium following the service. 

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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