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Robert Clinton Cowperthwait

September 13, 1934 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 86)


Robert “Bob” Cowperthwait, 86, formerly of Salem County, NJ passed away peacefully Thursday April 15, 2021 at his Murrells Inlet residence.

Born in Medford, NJ, Bob was the son of the late Chet and Alice Cowperthwait.  A member of the Murrells Inlet VFW Post 10420 and Murrells Inlet American Legion Post 178, Bob enjoyed sports and completing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.  He was a lover of music and dancing, but he most especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Bob is predeceased by his son, Ronald Cowperthwait and grandson, Chad Cowperthwait.

Survivors include his children, Robert S. Cowperthwwait and his wife Esther of Garland, TX; Kristy Hooks and her husband Richard of Shirleysburg, PA; stepdaughter, Kimberly Short of Biglerville, PA; brother, Charles Cowperthwait of Pennsville, NJ; sister, Betty Miller of Millsboro, DE; daughter in law, Terri Cowperthwait of Gilbertsville, PA; grandchildren, Scott Cowperthwait, Jason Cowperthwait, Madison Serbin, Bethany Buckthrope, Nathan Hooks and 5 great-grandchildren.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the hospice staff for their help and kindness and a very special “Thank You” to Bob’s wonderful and attentive son in law, Rick.

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.


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