Rob Havey Memorial Planned
GLEN ALLEN — Edward Robert “Rob” Havey III, age 37, passed away on March 17,
2016. Rob is survived by his wife, Sallie Berry Havey, and his 14-month old son,
Edward Robert Havey IV. Rob leaves behind his parents, Robert “Bob” and Teresa
Havey of Glen Allen, his sister, Allison Havey Lindenau (Grant), and his nephews
Grant and Josh of Ashland. He is also survived by his grandmother, Nancy Lucy
Williams of Emporia, his in-laws, Don and Mary Ellen Higgins of Richmond, his
sister-in-law, Carter Higgins of Burbank, California, and numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins, colleagues, and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal
grandfather, John Kenneth Williams, and his paternal grandparents, Robert
Edward Havey and Barbara Pierce Havey of Seaford, Delaware.
Rob was born and raised in Richmond and graduated from Hermitage High School
in 1997. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from Longwood University in
2001. While there, Rob served as the Student Advisory Board President. He was
a member of Princeps, a secret society with the motto, “to lead is to serve,” which
appropriately sums up Rob’s mission in life. He had worked at UDig for the past
eight years, most recently as Vice President of Talent Acquisition.
Rob’s passions were spending time with his wife and son, boating and water
sports, playing the occasional winning game of poker, and helping others to
achieve success in their careers. He also loved serving as a firefighter during the
1990s for the Farrington Volunteer Fire Department in Hanover County.
A memorial service celebrating Rob’s life will be held in the Hermitage High
School auditorium at 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, VA 23228, on Sunday,
April 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. We know Rob would celebrate by spending a day at
the lake on his Malibu boat. After wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and tubing with
his friends and family, he, in his red life jacket, would ride back to the dock
listening to Steve Winwood’s “Back in the High Life Again.” Rob would celebrate
on land by drinking a Jack and Coke while sitting on the lawnmower in the garage.
Surrounded by friends, he’d be wearing his favorite black pullover or button-
down shirt. His iPhone would be in a red solo cup, amplifying the music he loved
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributions to his son’s
educational fund. Donations may be mailed to Wells Fargo Advisors at 1800
Bayberry Court, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23226 C/O 529-Edward Robert Havey IV.