Robert "Bob" Lee Phares Jr., 77, a resident of St. Albans and for the past nine months Elkins, passed from this life Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center.
Robert was born Friday, Nov. 20, 1936, in Valley Bend, the only son of the late Robert Lee Phares Sr. and Eva Scott Phares. He was married to the former Judith Ann Pritt, who preceded him in death in 2013.
Left to cherish his memory is one son, Michael Lee Phares of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Joyce Phares Gumm of Valley Bend and Jane Phares Howell and husband, Dennis, of Elkins; two nephews, Kenny Gumm and wife, Denise, of Valley Bend and Scott Howell and wife, Amanda, of Spelter; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding Bob in death besides his parents and his wife was one nephew, Mark Edward Gumm; brother-in-law, Junior "June" Gumm; mother-in-law, Thelma Long Pritt Stokes; father-in-law, Herb Pritt; and grandparents-in-law, Clarence and Laura Pritt.
Bob attended the schools of Randolph County and was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School. He had served in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from the Air National Guard and Union Carbide.
Robert's request for cremation was honored. A memorial service will be held at the Beverly United Methodist Church Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. and inurnment will follow in the Mill Creek Cemetery. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Robert Lee Phares Jr.
Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.