December 23, 2017: Oxford, Ohio—On December 11, Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame member and former National Councilor Bob Plumleigh, Southern California ’47, entered Chapter Eternal. He was 87 years old.

Plumleigh was inducted into the Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame in 2006 during the Centennial Celebration. He was bestowed this honor because of his successes in real estate development and due to his entrepreneurial spirit. He also served on the Fraternity National Council from 2014 to 2016.

Plumleigh worked for over 25 years as a real estate developer, and was known for building the first condominiums in the state of California. Upon retiring as a developer, Bob pursued a second career with his love of fine wines, champagnes, and cognacs as he started his own importing business, Lord Plumleigh Imports.

A fixture at many University of Southern California events, Plumleigh was a proud member of USC’s Skull & Dagger as well as USC Associates, and served on the humanities advisory board as well as marine biology board. In 2011, Bob and his wife Betty received the prestigious USC Alumni Service Award, recognizing their volunteer efforts on behalf of the university.

Plumleigh will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality, his vibrant, custom made shirts and coordinating colorfully-lined suits; a love for travel, passion for fine wine and champagne, and loyal support to USC and Phi Kappa Tau.

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