Robert "Bob" Glenn Doares, 94, a resident of Salisbury, died Saturday (March 26, 2005) at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Born March 7, 1911, in Maxton, Mr. Doares was a son of the late Jesse David and Elizabeth McQueen Doares. After graduation from high school in 1929, he went to New York, N.Y., to become an artist.
He worked in a sandwich shop in Times Square and at other odd jobs for 10 years. While employed at Wannamaker's Department store, he was sent to the World's Fair on Long Island to do backgrounds for fashion drawings.
He studied with renowned illustrator Harvey Dunn at the Grand Central School of Illustration. In 1942, he entered the U.S. Army, where he produced training school illustrations for education purposes.
After World War II, he returned to New York City and worked as an illustrator for Harper's and Doubleday books. He did illustrations for children's books, religious books and books on Biblical themes, including "A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23," by Phillip Keller, and "The Prodigal's Sister," by John Piper, both of which are still in print.
In honor to his religion, he drew 49 graphite pencil drawings and five oil paintings on masonite that focus of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The project took some 400 hours of work to complete. In 1994, the series was made into a book, "Immanuel, God With Us, the Life of Christ in Art."
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Salisbury, and the Lyton Sunday School Class.
He married Katherine Putt Doares in 1971 and moved to Salisbury in 1973.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Summersett Funeral Home chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lance, pastor, First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Dr. Dale Steele, former interim pastor. Members of the Lyton Sunday School Class will be seated as a group. Burial, City Memorial Park.
Katherine Putt Doares
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