Robert Leroy Gandy Jr.

July 29, 1933September 28, 2021

COLUMBIA - Robert Gandy was born in Concord N.C., graduated from Concord High School and completed his undergraduate degree at High Point College. He went on to gain his Masters in Business at the University of North Carolina. He served in the U.S. Army, spending his tenure in Seoul, South Korea.

He began his business career with Pomona Pipe Products in North Carolina, moving to Columbia to become President and eventually owner of Richtex Brick. He remained active in the brick Industry for years after the sale of Richtex.

During his business career he was President of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of and Committee Chair of the United Way of Columbia, as well as several other Corporate Boards of Directors. He was also a member of Mensa International.

To those close to him he was known for his keen intellect, integrity, and modest demeanor. His friendship to others was one of loyalty and love.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. Gandy, Sr and lretta Hurlocker Gandy and wife Ann Cox Gandy. He is survived by his son Jeffrey Gandy; sisters Billie Gandy Mauldin (Ronald L.Mauldin, MD); Jatana Dean Gandy-Stewart (Tracy Allen Stewart); and loving companion Pamela Adkins.

Visitation with family and friends will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to American Red Cross, 2751 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Memories may be shared at


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LaVerne Thornton

October 9, 2021

Bob and I shared a wonderful relationship our first years together at Pomona P[ipe Products. this relationship led to a lifelong personal friendship. After Bob moved to Columbia we met many times in Chraw, SC to keep our friendship strong.
My wife Lucille and I love Bob and Pam.

My heart is hurting over loosing you here with us. My memories of you are so rich that they make the pain less painful.
I love you Bob.

Octavia Lewis

October 7, 2021

Condolences to the family for their loss. I knew Bob through Pam and know he will be missed by many. He was a kind person and I am happy to have shared time with he and Pam. Octavia Lewis

Mike Stewart

October 6, 2021

I could always depend on Bob for understanding, discretion and good advice. He was thoughtful and generous. More than once he walked in with a gift that solved a problem I had mentioned in passing a few days before. All of course without fanfare. I am fortunate to have known Bob as a good friend over the last several years and I'll miss seeing him at the gym and at our lunch meetings. Christian love and prayers to Pam and Jeff.
Mike and Kriss

Frank Teague

October 5, 2021

I have enjoyed knowing Bob. We talked almost every day in the gym for at least7 years. I found Bob to be a very kind, smart and a gentleman. I will miss him very much, I considered him as a friend.

Jean McKenzie

September 30, 2021

I have known Bob for many years. He was always such a gentlemen and kindhearted. My thoughts and prayers are with Pam and his son, Jeff. Rest In Peace dear friend.