Monday, October 3, 2016

Bob Gantt

Robert Melvin Gantt, Jr.

June 22, 1922
Durham, NC

October 25, 1994
Waynesville, NC

1937-38 Durham High School - North Carolina (High School)
1938-39 Durham High School - North Carolina (High School)
1939-40 Durham High School - North Carolina (High School)
1941-42 Duke University (College)
1942-43 Duke University (College)
1943-44 Duke University (College)
1946-47 Washington Capitols (BAA)

Born to Robert and Kathryn Gantt, Gantt was a football and basketball star at Duke, named All-Conference in both sports. He also ran track at Duke. He served in the navy for the war, and then played basketball professionally for the Capitols. He worked as a hospital administrator in Saudi Arabia before returning to North Carolina. He then worked at Haywood County Hospital.

Gantt died following a lengthy illness in 1994.

Bob was married to Barbara Glenn (1928-2005). They had two daughters and a son.

Duke Hall of Fame
Asheville Citizen Times, October 26, 1994


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