Robert "Bob"'s Story
Robert "Bob" H Ashcraft, 87, of Clarksburg passed away Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2018) at United Hospital Center. He was born Feb. 11, 1931 in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Ralph and Bessie Ice Ashcraft.
Bob graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and was a butcher for the A&P for 30-plus years. After retirement, he sold advertising specialties. He loved West Virginia University Mountaineers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Bob enjoyed reading poetry, traveling, cooking and eating, and had a sense of humor that always made you smile. He was a member of Fairmont Knights of Pythias No. 15 serving as Grand Chancellor 1996 and the Fairmont Masonic Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M for more than 50 years. He attended Duff Street United Methodist Church. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Bob is survived by his companion of 25 years, Ruth Snyder; four children, Deborah Porter, Robert Allen Ashcraft both of Phoenix, Arizona, Sylvia Ansell Ashcraft, Laveen, Arizona; Traci Lough and husband Bill, Fairmont; six grandchildren, Robert, Chris, Arla, Austin, Zachary and Dylan; one great grandson, Xander; four stepchildren, Loanne Fitzwater, Fairview, John Snyder and wife Beverly, Grafton, Susan Jones, Shinnston, Wayne Snyder and wife Roberta, Clarksburg; 11 step-grandchildren, Joshua, Justin, Heather, Charles, Nathan, C.J., Karli, Adam, Erin, Darren, Jessica; several step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Ashcraft, Akron, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his brother, James Richard Ashcraft; infant twin brothers, Ralph and Raymond; and infant sister, Linda Lou; and stepdaughter, Tamara Wilson
Family will receive friends from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Smith presiding. Entombment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Masonic ritualistic services will be held at the cemetery by Fairmont No. 9 A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge.
Online condolences may be sent to DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Ashcraft family.
Published on March 3, 2018