The family of former Columbia mayor Bob Coble released a statement updating his progress while recovering from a major heart attack last week. Although Coble’s family said the 20-year mayor is improving, they still asked for continuing support from the local community.
“As Dad’s doctors and nurses provide post-operative treatments, his vital signs are improving,” Daniel Coble, the former mayor’s son, said in a release. “We are particularly encouraged by his progress over the past 24-48 hours. But, Dad suffered a major heart attack and we know that his road to recovery will be a long one. Our family asks everyone to keep the well wishes and prayers coming as medical professionals continue to provide around-the-clock care for ‘Mayor Bob.’”
He underwent quadruple bypass surgery at Providence Hospital after he was rushed from the Statehouse via ambulance on April 15. Nexsen Pruet, the law firm where he works as a lobbyist, said that Coble told a doctor at the Statehouse that he “was not feeling well” shortly before he was taken to the hospital.
The family also thanked the Statehouse staff and the on-site doctor for their quick actions in getting Coble to an ambulance.
Coble served as mayor of South Carolina’s capital city from 1990 to 2010. He currently serves as chairman of Nexsen Pruet’s South Carolina Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Group. According to his profile on the organization’s website, he is also the Columbia World Affairs Council Chairman and a member on the Columbia Urban League Board.