Bob Mauldin

Bob Mauldin

Community mourns death of Bob Mauldin

By John Henderson

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Robert R. Mauldin, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of Peoples Bank in the 1980s that later merged with Planters Bank to form Centura Bank, died Thursday evening.

Mauldin was chairman and chief executive officer of Centura when he retired in 1997.

Among his many accomplishments, Mauldin led an initiative to merge the economic development efforts of Rocky Mount, Nash and Edgecombe counties into a single entity, the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, of which he was the first chairman.

He also was a founder of Rocky Mount Charter School, North Carolina’s largest charter school.

He recently was inducted into the N.C. Banking Hall of Fame.

When Mauldin went to work for Peoples in 1969, the bank had 22 branches and $100 million in assets. When the bank announced its merger with Planters in 1990, it had $1.26 billion in assets.

Mauldin was the prime mover in forging the growth of Peoples Bank, a press release from the N.C. Bankers Association states.

“In recognition of his strong leadership, his commitment to the banking industry of North Carolina, his love and support of his local community, and his pioneering example to all in the banking industry, we will be honored to induct Robert Mauldin into the North Carolina Banking Hall of Fame,” President and CEO of the N.C. Bankers Association Thad Woodard said in a prepared statement before the induction last month.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.


Passing of Mr Bob Mauldin

It is with deep sorrow we learn of the passing of Bob. Will miss his expertise, laughter and sincereity immediately. Blowing Rock is left empty as with the state of North Carolina. The Capel's

Bob Mauldin - We will miss him greatly!

Bob was an amazing man! We were fortunate to know and love him through his time in Blowing Rock, NC and his involvement in Rumple Presbyterian Church and his singing in the choir. He had a beautiful tenor voice and was a man of strong faith. He was one of the nicest, kindest people we have ever known, and the last of a dying breed of true Southern Gentlemen! He always had a warm smile to greet you and was amazingly positive - even in dealing with his recent health problems. We never, ever heard him complain. He was a brilliant man, but had a way of making you feel so comfortable when spending time with him. He will be greatly missed in the Blowing Rock community. We lift his family up in our thoughts and prayers and pray for peace and comfort for them in this time of loss. Jewel and Bill Magee

Mr. mauldin will be missed.

He was always a gentleman's gentleman and very forward thinking.

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