Co-owner of Columbia-based realty company dies after fall

08/10/2014 9:47 PM

08/10/2014 10:41 PM

The co-owner of a Columbia-based realty company and longtime tennis player has died, according to family members.

Rhett Oliver Wolfe, 65, died after an accidental fall at his beach house in North Myrtle Beach while vacationing with his wife in Litchfield. A family member said Wolfe was visiting the beachfront property, which was going to be sold.

Wolfe was born in Columbia, graduated from Dreher High School and attended The Citadel, where he played tennis and earned his degree in business administration. Wolfe then went on to earn his MBA from the University of South Carolina before serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.

In 1975, Wolfe returned to Columbia where he became broker in charge and co-owner of The Wolfe Co. Inc. with his two brothers, Jack and Dana, according to his obituary.

Wolfe was also a part of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Board of Trustees, a charity that works with the poor throughout South Carolina, among numerous other charity boards around the state.

Wolfe is survived his wife, Glenda Plyler Wolfe, and his four children, Anne Wolfe Postic, Elizabeth Wolfe, Molly Wolfe and Barkley Wolfe.

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