Robert “Bob” Norman Stapleton, 79, of Loris passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Embrace Hospice in Myrtle Beach. He was born on Oct. 23, 1939, in Rutland, Vermont, a son of the late Marshall Claire Stapleton and the late Helena Catherine Filipetti Brinker.
Mr. Stapleton served his country with courage and honor as a Green Beret in the United States Army. After the military he worked with the New York State Police as a senior investigator until his retirement. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his companion, Gail T. Porter; his two sons, Dean Stapleton of Massachusetts and James Stapleton of New York; his two daughters, Heather Stapleton of Massachusetts and Shannon Stapleton of New Jersey; his two brothers, Howard Stapleton of Colorado and William Brinker of Massachusetts; his sister, Candice “Candy” Stapleton of Washington, D.C.; and seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Stapleton was predeceased by his parents and a brother.
Memorial services were private. Sign Mr. Stapleton’s online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com.
Hardwick Funeral Home served the family.