Robert B. Yopp
Published in Charlotte Observer on November 5, 2011
Yopp, age 58, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning
hours of November 1, 2011, while vacationing in Florida. He was born in
Charlotte and remained a lifelong resident of the city.
He was a three sport star athlete at Charlotte Country Day School and
attended Jacksonville University and later Mercer University on a baseball
scholarship as a pitcher. After college, he signed with the Chicago Cubs
organization and played two seasons of minor league baseball until shoulder
injuries ended his baseball career.
Robert was an independent businessman and owner of Continental Landscaping
Company in Charlotte. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed organizing weekly
tournaments at area courses for his many golfing friends.
He is survived by his son, Joseph Baker, of Charlotte, and by his four
siblings, Sally Gleason, Orange, CA; Ed Yopp, Macon, GA; Amy Sullivan,
Medford, NY; and Tom Yopp, of Charlotte.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ira T. Yopp, Jr. and Sarah Ann Yopp
The family is very grateful to Robert's many friends and golf buddies
for the years of companionship and fun that you shared with him. He was
blessed by your great friendship.
The family will hold private services only. Condolences may be forwarded
to Joseph Baker at JBaker8537@gmail.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel.