Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC


Robert Kenneth McKeithan Jr.

February 20, 1943June 26, 2020

Robert "Bob" McKeithan, Jr., 77 of Oak Island, passed away on June 26, 2020.

Mr. McKeithan was born February 20, 1943. Bob grew up in Bolivia and was a veteran of the US Army. He been an electrician and had worked building piers from Topsail to Myrtle Beach.

Survivors include his daughter Robin Furnier and husband Brent; three grandchildren, Tyler Furnier and wife Olivia, Austin Furnier, and Felicia Furnier; three great-grandchildren; a sister Lee Sutton; two brothers Patrick McKeithan and Timothy McKeithan; longtime friend Jennifer Harren and her two daughters. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert McKeithan, Sr. and Evelyn Lewis McKeithan; and a son Michael Cory McKeithan.

A celebration of life service will be held Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel. In accordance with the governor's executive order, social distancing and facial coverings will be required.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhtie.com.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


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Robert Kenneth McKeithan Jr.

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Bianca Rickord

July 6, 2020

Firstly, I just want to say that not only was Jenny (my granny) his lifelong friend, she was his lover and caretaker for over twenty years. He was a father to my mom (Jasmine) and a grandpa to me, Malia and Nate. He never missed a Christmas or Thanksgiving and always made sure to remind us of how much he loved us. We love you too BawBaw. Thank you for the service this afternoon.

LInda Dorman

July 5, 2020

Dear Robin and family,
I saw the obituary the other day in the paper and knew my late husband had known him. At the time , I did not make the connection that is was your dad until I came here to search your name.
Kathy told me the other evening about the funeral. I was planning to come, but I realized you have many friends and I didn't want to take up a place and deny someone else being able to attend.
Instead, I will donate a tree in his memory.
Please know, you and your family are in my prayers.
Love in Christ,

Nancy Sanders

July 1, 2020

Rest in Peace,Bob!

Tom Sewell

June 29, 2020

Bob married my favorite first cousin. He became my favorite cousin in law. He was a loving caring great man and will truly be missed.. Till we meet again. Tommy