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Robert Leon Rexroad, 84, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday (Jan. 15, 2018) at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. Robert was born on March 3, 1933, a son of the late Emment Curtis Rexroad and Opal Stewart Rexroad. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Izetta Clara Rexroad.
Mr. Rexroad is survived by his beloved companion and friend, Loretta Kissella of Lumberport; two daughters, Terri Lynn Edgar of Fairmont and Robin K. Victores and her husband Carlos of Sunrise, Florida; a granddaughter, Amy Joy Morales and her husband Miquel of Fairmont; a great-grandson, Liam Morales of Fairmont; one sister-in-law, Wilma Rexroad of Brandon, Florida; a brother-in-law, Glenn Russell Arbogast and his wife Judy; two nieces, Kathy Pyles and her husband Earl of Fairmont and Gena Heldreth and her husband Bill of Fairmont; one nephew, Troy White and his wife Donna of Fairmont; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Robert was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbert "Bud" Rexroad and Jack Rexroad.
Robert worked as construction equipment operator for International Union of Operating Engineers and served at least four years as president of Telephone Pioneers. He was involved in the foundation of the Telephone Museum and was involved in Free Wheelers, which was a transportation service for cancer patients. Mr. Rexroad also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He loved visiting with family and friends and a pet dog, Xena.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 in the funeral home with Mr. Chad Hudson officiating. A committal service will follow at Sugar Valley Cemetery in Bruceton Mills with full military rites.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 17, 2018
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