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Robert C Lytton

November 19, 1933January 13, 2021

Little River, SC

Robert Cullen “Bob” Lytton, 87, formerly from “Bay Tree” in Little River, SC passed away January 13, 2021 at River Park Assisted Living in Little River, SC.

He was born on November 19, 1933 in Lumberton, NC. Growing up in Elizabethtown, NC, Bob excelled in the classroom and in athletics, playing baseball in high school and at Mars Hill Junior College. Bob was drafted during the Korean Conflict and served three years in the US Army. After his military service, Bob earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Wake Forest University and later a Master’s Degree in Education at East Carolina University. While at Wake Forest, Bob and his longtime friend, the late Harrell Powell of Winston Salem, NC did “Play by Play” announcing for the Demon Deacons football team. Bob worked in Forsyth and Columbus counties in NC as an educator. He was also a principal in the Horry County School System for 37 years.

Bob was a member of the VFW Post 804 in Little River, SC. He was a member of First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach.

Survivors include two sons: Brian (Robin) Lytton of Green Sea, SC, Brett Lytton of Winston Salem, NC; five grandchildren: Courtney Lytton, Bleu Lytton, Kodi Lytton, Dena Lytton, Olivia Thorton and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a special sister-in-law, Beth Kneif Lytton of El Dorado Hills, California.

Bob is predeceased by his wife Norma Long Lytton, parents George Dewey and Lora Edwards Lytton, brother George W. Lytton and a grandson, William Trevor Lytton.

Bob was a devout supporter of The Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations/memorials may be made to: The Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina, 400 Flemington Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 pm on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Meadowbrook Cemetery, Lumberton, NC.

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Betsy Johnston

January 21, 2021

I am remembering many good times at Maxwell’s and Filet’s with my dear old friend Bob. He made our afternoons so much more enjoyable. Both Bill and I looked forward to seeing him daily. I am sure that Bob and Bill are meeting in heaven for an approved drink! May I join them soon.

Shanique Holt

January 19, 2021

Mr.Bob! How you will be missed at River Park! I’ve only been an employee since October but I’ve always found pleasure in being his aide! He’d call me the “Massachusetts Girl”. Praying for his family!

Lynn Alford-Skipper

January 17, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lytton was a wonderful man. I consider it an honor and privilege to have known him. He was my principal at Aynor High School. He was the best and I’m so thankful our paths crossed. I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

Cheryl Evans

January 16, 2021

Mr Lytton came to Aynor High in 1984 my senior year. He and I didn't see eye to eye, we "debated" just about everything, but I appreciated and liked him. I learned how to effectively state my point and debate because of him. I know he was glad to hand me my diploma in May 1985. Rest in peace Mr Lytton. I will never forget you.

Quashinda Godbolt

January 15, 2021

Wow! Mr. Lytton was my high school principal at Aynor High when I arrived there as a 7th grader in 1990. He was always so nice and I really respected him. I remember there was an assembly held in the auditorium, and all the classes were in attendance.. (7-12 grades). Mr. Lytton asked me to stand up and show my smile. He told all the students that they should all have a smile as pretty and bright as mine. He really made me feel special. This was motivation for me to always do my best. He showed me that he took an interest and he cared. He was awesome in my eyes! I will never forget him! To the family I send my condolences.

Kathy Dixon

January 15, 2021

Was a very living person going to miss hik

Darrell Ricketts

January 15, 2021

I worked with Norma, his wife, at Green Sea Floyds High when I first started teaching. She was always such a joy to be around. I had the opportunity to meet Bob when he asked me to visit Aynor High and work with his agriculture teacher. I later became principal of Aynor High and he visited on several occasions and we would talk. He always had great advice and I valued his friendship. My deepest sympathy to his boys and the rest of the family. Your dad was one of a kind and made a positive difference in the lives of many young people during his career.

Agnes Roberts

January 15, 2021

Mr. Lytton hired me as bookkeeper at AHS in 1988. He was a good Boss. He always called when I lost a family member. He continued to keep in touch even after I retired. And that was very special to me. To the Lytton family.....I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good friend.

AL Kuzio

January 14, 2021

Truly a sad day. I so enjoyed visiting with your dad/grandpa of course talking about sports. He was so interesting with so many memories. It was truly my pleasure. I will miss him.
May he rest in peace.