REED, Robert Dale Sr., 82, of Wellsburg, WV passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013 at his daughter's home surrounded by his family.
He was born on May 28, 1931 in West Union, WV a son of the late Edward Reed and Ada (Haught) Vandruff.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his stepfather, Kelly Vandruff; a sister, Betty Samson; a granddaughter, Bridget Goddard; two sons- in-law, Edward Tennant and Myron K. Jones on March 17, 2013; and his friend and granddaughter's husband, Scott Alan Shute on March 26, 2013.
Robert served four years in the Navy during the Korean War and later served for eight years in the reserves. He retired from Weirton Steel Corporation after 41 years as a pipefitter. He was a member of the Weirton Steel 25-year club. Robert was a member of the Wellsburg Nazarene Church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol (Taylor) Reed whom he married on February 24, 1953; six children, Robert Dale "Deke" (Debbie) Reed, Darlene Jones, Roberta Reed, Pamela (Edward) Coen, and Deborah (Albert) Plotts all of Wellsburg, WV and Brenda Tennant of Weirton, WV; two stepsisters, Wyvonna (Roger) Rothwell and Kellena Davis both of Wellsburg, WV; 14 grandchildren, Carol Seevers, Mary Shute, Justin Tennant, Trendle Little, Cora Coen, Eddie Coen, Curtis Coen, Shanna Reed, Larry Reed, Myrna Georgetti, Melinda Reed, Scott Reed, Bill Tennant, Lucinda Steinburgh; 20 great- grandchildren; one great- great-granddaughter,
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 17th from 5-8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, June 18th from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV with Rev. Dennis Yingling, officiating. Interment will be held privately.
Full military honors will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.
Condolences may be sent to: www.mullenbachfh.com.