Robbie Councill, III

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Robbie Clarence “Rob” Councill, III, 52, died Saturday, June 20, 2009 at his residence after a year long battle with cancer.
A lifelong resident of Franklin, he was a son of the late Meta Pace Matthews and Robbie C. Councill, Jr. Rob was a graduate of Franklin High School, attended Ferrum College and Paul D. Camp Community College, and was employed by Electric Motor and Contracting of Courtland.
Rob enjoyed spending his days fishing, hunting, and socializing with family and friends.
He was a member of High Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Deborah Sykes Councill; two daughters, Courtney E. Councill and fiancé, Stephen Joyner, and Whitney C. Councill and special friend Ryan Council; two sisters, Louise C. Riddick and husband, Nat, of Ahoskie and Anne C. Williams and husband, Taylor, of Franklin, VA; one brother, William E. Councill and wife, Cindy, of Franklin, VA; aunt, Dorothy C. Beale of Franklin, VA; father and mother-in-law, Horace S. “Tommy” Sykes and wife, Vera, of Franklin, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Horace S. “Stanley” Sykes, Jr. and wife, Donna of Franklin, VA; nieces, Meta Stratton, Elizabeth Riddick, Natalie Riddick and Bridget Sykes; nephews, Travis Councill, Wade Councill, Bert Williams and Dustin Sykes; and cousins, Carolyn Cheshire of Raleigh and Milton Beale of Carrsville, VA.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, VA, with the Rev. Father Carl DeSouza officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence, 30467 Ed Street, and suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to your local Relay for Life Team or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN 38105.