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Dr Robert L Chamblee
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Birth: May 31, 1923
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 2009
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA


MAY 31, 1923 SEPTEMBER 8, 2009

ANDERSON, SC Robert L. Chamblee, PhD, age 86, longtime resident of New York City, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Anderson.

Born in Starr, SC, on May 31, 1923, he was a son of the late Reeves Chamblee and Minnie Bond Chamblee. He was a United States Army Veteran where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant while serving in France from 1950 1952.

Additionally, he was educated in Iva, South Carolina, did undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, and received other degrees from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Chamblee was a retired professor, having taught at Columbia University and Baruch College, both in New York. During his teaching profession, he taught Communication, Business Communication, English, Marketing and Management. Also, he was a Promotion Writer for CBS Television Network, an Advertising Copywriter for Fuller, Smith, & Ross, Inc., and McCaffrey & McCall, two of the world's largest advertising agencies. He produced countless articles and publications in his field of expertise as well as even writing a screenplay for Warner Bros. Studio in Hollywood, California. Dr. Chamblee was highly decorated for his professional accomplishments; he was a recipient for numerous awards, namely receiving the Fosdick Readership Award countless times, the Starch-Intra-Hooper Award, the Fragrance Foundation Award for Excellence in Fragrance Advertising, and a Certificate of Merit for the Art Director's Club of New York Award for placing second in a the 1970 CBS Network Competition for the best television broadcast promotion. He was a member of the American Academy of Advertising and the Public Relations Society of America.

Survivors include his sisters, Lizzie C. Thompson of Anderson, Jean C. Blackwell of Greenville, Betty C. Rogers of Fork; and a brother, Dwain "Whit" Chamblee of Starr. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

His parents and siblings predeceased him, Reba C. Geer, William Chamblee, Reeves Chamblee, Jr., and Jess Chamblee.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 10, 2009, at the Starr Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Reverend Dr. James R. Thomason. The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting

The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Starr Baptist Church Cemetery
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: May 01, 2010
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Dr Robert L Chamblee
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Dr Robert L Chamblee
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