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Robert Alan Hayhurst, 65, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Buckhannon and more recently Fairmont has passed away.
He was born at Camp Cooke in California on Sept. 15, 1952, the middle son of Beulah (Noland) Hayhurst of Florida and the late Morris Lee Hayhurst. Rob graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1970 and West Virginia University in 1982. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973-1977. He continued his service as a Sergeant-E5 with the West Virginia National Guard.
After moving to Baltimore, Maryland, in the late 1980s he worked as a telecommunication contracting officer for the United States Government until his retirement in 2014.
Rob was a passionate and devoted lifelong WVU Mountaineers fan who rarely missed a basketball or football game. Rob enjoyed spending time with his family and traveled to all 50 states.
Rob enjoyed taking his grandchildren who affectionally referred to him as "Bear" to Walt Disney World and other attractions around Orlando.
Rob is survived by his mother, Beulah N. Hayhurst; son, Brian L. Hayhurst of Worcester, Massachusetts; his daughter, Christine H. Davis and her husband James of Morgantown; three grandchildren, Audrey R. Davis, Elizabeth L. Davis and Katherine M. Davis; and two brothers, Ronald L. Hayhurst and Robin L. Hayhurst both of Florida.
Friends and family may call from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Evangelist Kevin Lough officiating. Interment services and Full Military Honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard will follow at the Bridgeport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the WVU Foundation to the benefit of 4-H, 1 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on December 4, 2017
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