Robert Vance "Bob" Shingleton
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Robert Vance "Bob" Shingleton
Robert "Bob" Vance Shingleton, 89, of Tetrick Road, Shinnston, went to be with the Lord at 7:01 a.m. Saturday (March 10, 2018) at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. He was born on Oct. 12, 1928 in Spelter, a son of the late Harold D. and Cleo Cunningham Shingleton.
Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a smile and laugh that would light up a room, and he made friends everywhere he went. He courted his beloved Annie by such silly antics as riding a mule to her house with a turban on his head. He won her heart, and on June 5, 1948, they were married. They had three children, Richard Derwin, Nina Kay, who married Rodney McGinnis and Robert Lee, who married Lea Ann Barnard. From his children, he gained 14 grandchildren, Mark Bowsman, Bobby Bowsman, Richard D. Shingleton Jr., Matthew Shingleton and his wife Michelle, all of Florida, Robbie L. Shingleton and his wife Kari of Shinnston, Courtney L. Donaldson and her husband David of Shinnston, Tara A. Perine and her husband Adam of Bridgeport, Aaron R. Dragoo and his wife Tracey of Fairmont, Raven Shingleton of Florida, Brier Shingleton of Florida, Shadoe Shingleton of Florida, Dakota Shingleton of Shinnston, and Alexis Shingleton of Shinnston. After that came 25 great-grandchildren. He is survived by one sister, Gwendolyn "Tiny" Gross and her husband Cecil of Meadowbrook, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart of 66 years, Anna Frum; his son, Richard D. Shingleton; son-in-law Rick Dragoo; four brothers, Frederick, William, Donald and Harold Shingleton, one sister, Harris Ann Shingleton; and one grandson, Lennie Bowsman.
Bob provided for his family by selling insurance for more than 40 years. He was a faithful member of the Enterprise United Methodist Church where he wore many hats. It's likely he's most known as the song leader whose voice carried to the back of the church and whose hymnal bounced with the rhythm of the piano.
Bob was an honorary member of Jewel City Church, where he loved hearing his son Robert preach. More than a church member, Bob was a blood-bought, born-again, lover of Christ. He studied the Bible, followed its precepts, and taught his children to do the same. Bob and Anna left a priceless legacy to their family and to all who called them friends.
In 2013, Bob received the Harry Denman Evangelical Award from the United Methodist conference. The award honors a United Methodist lay and clergy person who has exhibited unusual and outstanding efforts in Christian evangelism by faithfully carrying out the mission of making disciples for Jesus Christ. Many cherished the intangible gifts that Bob so freely gave, and he will be greatly missed. However, Bob has fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Jewel City Church-511 Jewel City Blvd, Meadowbrook. Funeral services will also be held at Jewel City Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Bob's son, Pastor Robert L. Shingleton will officiate the service. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Enterprise. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shingleton family.
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