FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCBD) – Former Folly Beach mayor Bob Linville has passed away.
Linville, who served as the town’s leader from 1989 until 1998, passed away around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Folly Beach councilman D.J. Rich confirmed.
“This man has meant a lot to Folly Beach, and definitely to me,” said Rich. “Please keep Carol in your prayers. We lost a true Folly icon today.”
Linville helped lead the beach town through recovery efforts following Hurricane Hugo. He served on city council for some time before and after his term as mayor.
Funeral plans have not yet been announced. We will update this story with new information once it becomes available.