Robert "Bob" Robertson
Born: 04/25/1925
Died: 01/02/2024

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Robert “Bob” Robertson

Robert (Bob) Robertson, 98, passed away on January, 02, 2024.

Born on April 25, 1925 to Robert A. and Helen Robertson in Charleston, WV, Bob was raised on Charleston’s west side. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in May 1942 and on his 18th birthday he joined the Army Air Force Cadets and trained to become a bombardier. After graduation he was assigned to a crew flying the B-24 Liberator; later assignments had him joining the 13th Air Core 5th Bomb Group (H) where he flew 29 combat missions over Japanese held territory. After discharge in 1946 he attended Marietta College where he graduated in June 1949. After graduation he had a career in sales starting with Esso Standard Oil Company and later with various other companies.

In 1952 Bob met Phyllis Good of Dunbar and a year later they were married. They were married for thirty years until her passing in 1983. Together they had three children; Nancy Johnston, Beverly Jobst and Dale Robertson. In 1994 Bob met Ruby Church and they were married.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Helen Robertson of Charleston WV, his first wife Phyllis, the mother of his children and his second wife Ruby.

Bob is survived by daughters Nancy Johnston (Wilmington, NC); Beverly (Joe) Jobst (Dunbar, WV) and son Dale Robertson (Camp Hill, PA) as well as stepchildren George Church (MD); Chris Poole (MD), Kathy Post (MD) and Margaret Dillon (IL).

Bob had seven awesome grandchildren: Bobby Johnston, Taylor Johnston, Anna (Boston) Weir, Joey (Cathy) Jobst, Jerod (Shea) Jobst, Sydney Robertson and Thomas Robertson.


The family will hold a private service to honor Bob’s life with interment at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

In lieu of flowers he requested a donation be made to either Union Mission Ministries or Mountain Mission.

Memories may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, WV.


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