McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Bobby "Bob" Ralph Threatt

November 16, 1944October 1, 2019

Bobby (Bob) Ralph Threatt passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at CMC Charlotte, due to a stroke. He was born November 16, 1944 to Julia Honeycutt Threatt and Ralph C. Threatt.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sarah Dorton Threatt; sisters-in-law, Kay Dorton Hough (Matthews) and Barbara Dorton Taylor (Jacksonville, FL); and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob played in the Little League and Colt World Series. He stared in baseball and basketball at East Mecklenburg (Class of 1963). Bob graduated from University of Florida and Emory University (MBA). He worked at Peat Marwick in Miami and several Real Estate Developers in Miami, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach and Connecticut. He also worked for the Rouse Company in Columbia, MD. Bob served in the Air National Guard. He was an Accounting Professor at Wingate University, where he was loved and respected by the students and staff.

Bob was a SCUBA Diver, Inline Skate Instructor and Pilot. He even went to Russia to fly Migs. He had a great passion for animals, especially for his cats.

A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held 4:00 pm Friday, October 4, 2019, at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Porter B. Byrum School of Business, Wingate University, Office of Advancement, PO Box 159, Wingate, NC 28174, Attn: Hannah Dickerson.


  • A Celebrate of Life Service Friday, October 4, 2019


Bobby "Bob" Ralph Threatt

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jerry pierce

October 9, 2019

I am sorry I did not get to speak to you at Bobby's Service.
I think you know what Bobby's friendship meant to me. As you know we played baseball together from youth league through our high school days at East. Bobby was my Hero, I always wanted to be like Bobby, not only for his talent, but for his integrity and character. I always described Bobby's play as " Poetry in Motion " Bobby was the person we wanted our son's to grow up to be. He loved you, you were his everything. Special prayers for you everyday. In God's Love, Jerry Pierce

Steve Burns

October 4, 2019

Dear Sarah,
How exciting it must have been for you to have known Bobby for so long. You are both among my favorite people and I’ll never forget your smiles.

Jeremy and Tori Hough

October 3, 2019

You will be missed greatly, Uncle Bob. You were always there for every Hough holiday gathering; we will miss your stories and your presence! I'm certain Wingate University staff and students will miss you very much. Rest in peace. With love, Jeremy, Tori, Lillian, Claire and Shepherd Hough

Lea Clower

October 3, 2019

My deepest sorrow and love to you and the family. You and Bobby were two of John's favorite people. I actually remember his "envy" of your relationship with Bobby. So pray that God's grace will abound. Lea
I must tell you I am jealous of Bobby flying a Mig. I flew the A-7 in the Navy aboard the. USS John F Kennedy.

Rev.Ron Parker

October 3, 2019

Dearest Sara and Family,
I was notified this morning by Audrey (Troy) Crisp ) on Facebook on the death of Bob.
I am so truly shocked by the sad news.
Bob and you were so very kind to me through the years and remember the wonderful times we shared in Florida and the many opportunities we shared together around the table and visits with Ralph and Julia and you.
I regret that I will not be able attending the memorial service.
Please know of my sincere sympathy, prayers and thoughts during this most difficult time.
As always,

Mandy Brooks

October 2, 2019

Both of my sons had the privilege of being in classes taught by Professor Threatt at Wingate University. Not only did they enjoy his classes, but also his amazing stories about his many life adventures. Professor Threatt will be sorely missed by his students and colleagues.