McAFEE, Robert C., 63, of Richmond, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Valley Hospice Palliative Care Unit, Steubenville, Ohio.
He was born May 5, 1945, in Richmond, a son of the late George W. and Thelma (Call) McAfee.
Bob was a devoted husband to his wife, Diane (Rhonda Diana Ellenberger) who died suddenly September 4, 2006. He was also preceded in death by nephew, Tim Davis; and great nephew, Cale Davis.
He retired from the rigger gang at Weirton Steel Co. in 1993 and retired in 2007, from the Edison School System as a school bus driver. He attended the Richmond United Methodist Church; was a Vietnam Era U.S. Army veteran; was a member of the Richmond American Legion Post No. 740; the BPOElks of Weirton; and was a member of the Jefferson County Fair Board. He was an accomplished cook; an avid NASCAR fan; and always was helping those in need.
He is survived by his three daughters, Stephanie (Kenneth) Porter, Richmond, Samanda (Gary) Pepperling, Columbus and Heather (Ronny) Grimes, Amsterdam; his six grandchildren, Angus, Ian and Ella Porter, Kendall Pepperling and Allison and Luke Grimes; and a sister, Ruth Ann (Gary) Davis, Toronto.
Friends may call at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street, Richmond on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Reverend Carol Davis officiating.
Burial will follow in the Richmond Union Cemetery, with full military honors by the Richmond American Legion Post No. 740.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the Jefferson County Fair Board, c/o P.O. Box 2315, Wintersville, OH 43953.
Condolences may be sent online at www.everhartbove funeralhomes.com.