Rob McCall Obituary, Death – Rob McCall, who had been ill for a very long time, went away in his sleep following a protracted illness on Friday morning, April 21. It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and our deepest condolences go out to his family. WERU has been airing Rob’s Awanadjo Almanac first thing on Friday mornings and then again on Sunday mornings for more than three decades now. At the very least for the foreseeable future, we are going to keep airing it from the archives.
During his time at LSU, he participated in both the ROTC and the Scabbard and Blade organizations. After receiving his diploma, he joined the army and is now serving as a second lieutenant. After moving back to Baton Rouge, he found work at the Louisiana National Bank, which later rebranded itself as the Premier Bank and is now known as Bank One. He was one of the founding members of Alliance Bank, which later merged with Iberia Bank and become First Horizon. He made a joke about how he had worked for six different banks, but he had only ever switched jobs once.
Over the course of those 27 years, he built a reputation in the banking sector as an extraordinary, fair, and diligent leader who persistently sought to provide the best possible outcomes for his clientele. He was a dedicated worker who never spoke ill or unkindly about any other staff members or customers. Bobby was proud to serve the community of Baton Rouge, and he contributed a significant amount of his time to a wide variety of organizations, including Volunteers of America, the Capital Area United Way, the St. James Place Foundation, Family Services, and Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.
In addition to that, he was a founding member of the Sunrise Rotary Club. He was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, where he held positions including President of the Day School Board, Associate Vestry, and Treasurer of the Vestry. As Bobby was growing up, many of his childhood pals would go on to become friends for the rest of his life. A good many of those pals have remained active participants in their Supper Club for the past half century.