Former Mayor of Folly Beach, Bob Linville, has passed away

Bob Linville, Former Mayor of Folly Beach (Provided)

A man who led the people of Folly Beach through one of the most perilous hurricanes in S.C. history, has passed away.

Bob Linville died Wednesday due to a health battle, Folly Beach City Council Member D.J. Rich confirmed early Thursday.

Linville took office just months before Hurricane Hugo hit the Lowcountry in 1989.

He also served on City Council before and after his time as mayor.

D. J. Rich says he viewed Linville as a mentor.

Linville was the husband of Pet Helpers Founder, Carol Linville.

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