The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 5, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Robert H. ‘Bob’ Cline

BRENTON — Robert H. “Bob” Cline, 70, of Brenton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 2, 2014, following a sudden illness.

Born January 18, 1944, in Hanover, he was the son of the late Howard and Evelyn Johnson Cline.

Bob was a 1962 graduate of Baileysville High School; following school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force; while in the service he attended the University of Alaska in Anchorage; following his service to his country he attended Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, where he earned an associate degree in mining engineering; he served in various capacities in the construction industry. He specialized in road, bridges, and earth-moving projects throughout the U.S. One of his proud achievements was Supervising the construction of the Coalfields expressway, and was looking forward to helping build the next 2-mile segment of this road. Bob was a faithful member of the Brenton Baptist Church, and Bob loved serving the Lord.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his Mother and Father-in-law Ralph and Ora Short Cook.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 47 years Naomi Sue Cook Cline, his children whom he loved dearly Carla Michelle Cline Thomas and her husband J.C. Thomas, Joshua Robert Cline and his wife Talina Irene Allen Cline. Bob was blessed with four grandchildren, Siara Brooke Watson Pope, Taylor Grace Thomas, Jackson Parker Thomas, and Sophie Marie Cline, and his great-grandson Denver Clay Pope. His sisters Thelma Lester and her husband Arden, Charlotte Rose, Patricia Hatfield and her husband Junior, Susan Toler, and Sharon Cline and her husband Tom, his brother Christopher Mark Cline. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, co-workers, and countless friends whom he loved dearly.

Services celebrating Bob’s life will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Brenton Baptist Church with his Pastor Tommy Knotts officiating; the family request that if you have cowboy boots wear them to the service in honor of Bob. Following the service he will be laid to rest in the Cook Cemetery with military honors by the Wyoming County Honor Guard. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bob’s memory to the Baileysville Community Center.

The family would like to thank those that responded to help Bob during his sudden illness.

Friends can gather with the family Sunday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

The Honor of serving the Cline family has been given to Evans Funeral Home, Oceana, WV.

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