Robert Garner Eskins
Robert Garner Eskins
  • May 18, 1934 - February 13, 2017
  • Nitro, West Virginia

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Robert “Bob” Garner Eskins, 82, of Nitro went to be with the Lord February 13, 2017 in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Bob was born to the late Ira and Helen Eskins on May 18, 1934. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Janet Marie Eskins, his brother, Ira Eskins, Jr. , Son in law, Harold Summers, grandchildren, Dr. Christopher Robert Eskins and Heather Rucker, 2 great grand daughters, Hannah Mae Rucker and Emily Grace Rucker. He is survived by wife, Nancy Eskins; sons, Robert (Valerie), Rex (Robin), Gary Tignor (Colleen); daughters, Vicki Summers, Kristi Whitley (Buddy); grandchildren, Brian (Erin), Philip Summers (Lisa), Mary Beth Malcolm (Cole), Leah Leftwich (Nick), Caleb Eskins and fiancé, Hannah Barton, Lisa Eskins, Jessica Tignor, Dalton Tignor, Paige Whitlley , Charles Rucker; 11 great-grandchildren; also survived by his loving Fairview family and a host of family and friends .

He will be greatly missed. He had a wonderful sense of humor and warm smile. He influenced and blessed so many lives through his Christian witness.

He was a retired member of the Teamsters Union. He was a faithful member of Fairview United Methodist Church. He served the Lord with gladness.

A celebration of his life will be at Noon Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 with Pastor Jarrold Lanham officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. A gathering of friends and family will begin at 10am Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: Fairview United Methodist Church, 5012 Pebble Drive, Cross Lanes, WV 25313.

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