Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC


Robert John "Bob" Ploe

June 9, 1932August 10, 2019

Robert “Bob” Ploe, 87 of Southport, NC and formerly of Las Vegas and Northern Virginia passed peacefully on August 10, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Bolivia, NC.

Bob was born on June 9th, 1932 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of Edward Ploe and Margaret Ferguson Ploe.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Bob was a department head for the Logistics R&D division working for Dept. of Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Maryland for most of his career.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marie Rose Ploe, currently a resident of Carillon Assisted Living. Survivors include his three daughters, Dawn Ploe Richey (Utah), Lynn Ploe Gillis and Shelley Ploe Facchina, both of Southport, NC; sisters MaryLou Rolik and Pat Ecola, both from Michigan; Grandchildren Brittany Marie Richey Hunt and James Robert “JB” Richey of Las Vegas and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Joan Tobin and brother, Edward Ploe. There will be a funeral mass at noon on Friday, August 16th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

A celebration of his life will be hosted at daughter Lynn’s house in St. James for close family and friends.

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

Peacock-Newnam &White Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 16, 2019


Robert John "Bob" Ploe

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Sally Ploe

August 12, 2019

Dear Dawn, Lynn, and Shelley,

Sending you my love and prayers on the loss of your dad.
I have so many fond memories of Uncle Bob and the times we all shared during your Thanksgiving trips to Detroit when we were kids.

Peace to you and your family