Charles William Roby, age 92 of Petersburg, WV passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
He was born February 26, 1928 in Petersburg, WV and was a son of the late Nonnie Isaac Roby and Margie (Smith) Roby.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth June (Miller) Roby in 1990; four brothers, Isaac Seymour Roby, Lawrence Edwin Roby, Roger David Roby and Bradley Dorn Roby; one sister, Beverly Roby Cecil.
Charles is survived by two sons, Clement (Jeannette) Roby of Petersburg, WV and William “Bill” (Ginger) Roby of Maysville, WV; his granddaughter, Burgundy Roby; his grandson, Charlie Roby; two sisters, Sharon Roby Rotruck of Mt. Airy, MD and Martha Roby Hawk of Silver Springs, MD; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Roby of Petersburg, WV; Irene Getz of Salisbury, MD and Donna Woodward of Fanwood, NJ; several nieces and nephews.
Charles served in the United States Army from 1950-1952 as an automobile mechanic. He also was Sergeant in the Army. He was a mechanic at the former M.A. Bean garage in Petersburg. Later he retired from Henderson Well Drilling after 33 years. Then he worked with his son Clem for 26 years.
Funeral service will be Monday 11 AM, August 3, 2020 in the chapel of Schaeffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn Rohrbaugh officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, all individuals entering the funeral home will be required to maintain social distance and wear face coverings at all times.
Memorials may be made to Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, 127 Early Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847.
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