The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 23, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, March 23, 2013


Robert E. ‘Bob’ Jarrell

Robert E. “Bob” Jarrell, of Sundial, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, after a long illness.

He was born on Feb. 13, 1930, in Edwight, W.Va., a son of the late Ernest and Sylvia Jarrell.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Jarrell Ferrell.

He was a Korean War Veteran. He served in Japan in 1949. Bob graduated from Marsh Fork High School and Cincinnati College of Embalming. He retired from Dupont in Belle, W.Va., as a chemist and inspector. He was a former owner of Valley Funeral Home in Whitesville. He was a member of Boone Lodge #162, the Scottish Rite and the Shriners. Bob enjoyed being outdoors and loved to fish. He also enjoyed gardening, working in flower gardens and feeding hummingbirds. He also enjoyed working for the Marsh Fork High School reunion committee and the Sherman High Class meetings. Bob loved spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Alma Harless Jarrell of Sundial; his son John Jarrell and wife, Cindy, of Williamsburg, Va.; a granddaughter Sylvia Asbury and husband, Corey, of Hernshaw, W.Va., a grandson Blake Jarrell of Williamsburg, Va., and a great-granddaughter Mia Asbury of Hernshaw.

He is also survived by many brothers and sisters: Katherine Roberts of Pinehurst, NC, Charles “Charlie” Jarrell and wife, Shirley, of Charleston, WV, Shirley Godin of Sandersville, GA, Patricia Helvey and husband, Bob, of Stevensville, MD, Amarylis “Amy” Workman and husband William of Cumberland, MD, Glen Jarrell and wife Judy of Charleston, WV, and June Simmons of Stickney, WV, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2013, in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with Speaker Dennis Dye and Pastor Ryan Hysell. Interment will follow in the Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, with military graveside rites by VFW Post #5578 Madison, WV, and Masonic Graveside rites by Boone Lodge #162 Whitesville, WV.

Visitation will begin at 12 noon on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Whitesville First Baptist Church and/or Hospice.

Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is serving the family.

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