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Robert “Bob” Sain Costner

Feb. 18, 1928 — Jan. 5, 2008
CLEMMONS — Mr. Robert “Bob” Sain Costner, 79, passed away Jan. 5, 2008, after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s.
He was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Cleveland County to Dennis and Constance Costner and grew up in Lawndale. He was a graduate of Piedmont High School and Howard Business School. He was honorably discharged from the Army. Bob was self-employed, at first, painting homes, then selling cars and working as a bookkeeper before going to work for Nationwide Insurance. He worked for many years as a District Sales Manager, winning many awards for his sales, before retiring after 27 years.
The Costners also ran “Trash and Treasures Antiques” in Winston-Salem, first on Hawthorne Road, then on Harvey Street in the Hanes Town neighborhood. Bob continued his love of antiques, sales and people after retirement, operating a booth at Leggett’s Antique Mall in Southport.
Bob’s love of traveling started in his teens, with trips across the country to California and south to Florida. It continued when his children arrived, with motorhome trips around the country, to Florida, Louisiana, California, many places in between and to Hawaii. After retirement, he continued to travel with Peggy to Alaska and Canada, and helped lead motorhome tours to Mexico and Central America. Bob was also a Mason, for many years a member of Sertoma and a Shriner. He worked for many years with the Shrine Burn Hospital and the Shrine Bowl high school football games.
Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy Wallace Costner; three children and their spouses; Dr. Robin and Tony Ray of Boone, Bob and Lisa Costner of Winston-Salem and Melony and Terry Lightfoot of Raleigh. “Paw-Paw” is also fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Georgia Ray Goss and her husband, Ryan, Cara and Michael Ray, Sean Costner and Christopher and Meredith Lightfoot; and a great-granddaughter, Victoria Goss.
An older brother, Norris, preceded him in death. Other siblings and spouses who survive are Kenneth and Nellie Costner and Dale and Anita Costner of Lawndale and Sharon and Mike Chudowski of Wingate.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for their compassion and care in recent days, along with the staff of The Oaks Nursing Home and the Palliative Unit at Forsyth Memorial Hospital.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6 to 8 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.
Celebration of Life: Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance
Graveside service: Saturday at 1 p.m. at Palm Tree United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawndale
Officiated by: The Rev. Jerry Webb
Memorials: Hospice and Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Funeral home: Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home