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“As Secretary of the U.S.S. Des Moines Reunion Association, The President, Paul Overly, Vice-President James Chapman, Treasurer - Art Weeks and my...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Roy Lammey Jr. - Lower Burrell, PA

“I was so sorry to hear about Bob passing away. Your family is in my prayers. Tammie (Porter) Adkins ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Tammie (Porter) Adkins - Beaver, WV

3 of 27 | Posted by: DONNA STUMP - BECKLEY, WV

“I'm so sorry for the loss of Bob. He was like a second father to me. My heart really goes out to you all. ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: mark walls - Stephenson, WV

“So sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Shirley and Kenny Dillon - WV

“You have my deepest sympathy. Bobby was a wonderful man. He will be remembered with a lot of love and respect. We had better alert heaven ----Bobby...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Fada (Hylton) Herrick - MD

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7 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis McKinney - Basin, WV

“In Memory of a good friend. It's such a sad loss. Included is a picture of a truck Bob bought me 15 years ago and the letter says: "Big One, Jug...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis McKinney - Basin, WV

“Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today. Your Dad was always such a kind man, and no matter where I saw him, he would give me a...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Cathy Campbell - Corinne, WV

“Our deepest sympathy to Debbie, Norma, Robbie, Jordan. During this difficult time and the days ahead. Many prayers. May god be with each and everyone...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: The Byars family, Kevin, Donna, Levi - WV

“The world has lost a wonderful man and I have lost a friend. Bob was always such a good friend to Vanessa, and for that he will forever be a friend...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: David Adkins - Pineville, WV

“Debbie and the family,our prayers are with you.May God give you strenght to get thru this. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Dave and Peggy Bailey - Amigo, WV

“May you have peace and the knowledge that your dad is in a wonderful place and no longer in pain,I know you will always miss him and love him but the...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: julie & larry young - white oak, WV

“Debbie, you know from our conversations how sorry I am for your loss and how my heart goes out to you and to Norma. I hope your dad is at peace now...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Judy Slade Bolen - Shady Spring, WV

“I'm so sorry to read about Bob's passing. Now the group can all play music together. God Bless the family. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Frances Carpenter - Fort Pierce, FL

“Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Fann Family for their loss. You have lost a loved one but you have not lost the memories. We will keep...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: BR & Nancy Campbell - Va Beach, VA

17 of 27 | Posted by: ELSIE BOLEN - CROMWELL, IN

“Robbie, Pat, please know I am here for anything you guys need. I love you both very much. I know your hearts are broken. Bob was a good man, I...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Crystal HolShouser - Josephine, WV

“20 years ago I lost my own Dad I looked at Bob and told him he was the only Dad I had left. He always reminded me of them words. For 28 years Bob was...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Patricia Cox - Rhodell, WV

“i am so sorry for your lost yall are in my prayers,,,,edieadams ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: edie adams - mount airy, NC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't begin to understand your loss, but please know that I'm lifting you all up. God is near to the brokenhearted. ...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Lauren Lambert - Yantai, China

“Debbie, so sorry for your loss if their is anything you guys need please let us know... love you guys! Libby. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Rick&&LibbyCumby - mullens, WV

“Our hearts go out to all Bob's family. You all are in our prayers... We will never forget what a truly wonderful & genuine person Bob was. He is...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Shawn , Pam & Abel Burnette - WV

“I'm sorry for your all's loss. I want you to know that even though I really didn't know him that my prayers are with you all during this difficult...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Lindy and Dale Shrewsbury - WV

“So sorry for your loss Norma,Debbie, Robbie, & Jordan. I sure will miss Bob calling me "Red"..... ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Miranda Austin - Mead, WV

“"Good-bye old friend, I know someday we will meet again.... You will be sadly missed by many people, a great lose to ourselves and to the community." ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Ann Jones - Amigo, WV

“The staff at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home extends deepest sympathy to the family during this very difficult time. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: The staff at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home

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Robert "Bob" Fann, Sr, 82 of Amigo, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
Born April 20, 1931 at Covel, WV he was a son of the late Stokley and Beulah Hylton Fann.
Bob loved playing and listening to Blue Grass Music, he was a beekeeper, working on antique cars, gardening, and rebuilding old buildings with his brother.
He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Amigo Missionary Baptist Church; he was a retired Police Officer with the Metropolitan DC Police Force. Once moving back to WV he was a Rural Mail Carrier.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Louise Fann; and Margaret Johnson; and a brother, Ernest "Pete" Fann.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 55 years, Norma Blankenship Fann; a daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Young and husband, Detzel "Dee" of Soak Creek; a son, Robert E." Robbie" Fann, Jr. and companion, Patricia "Pat" Cox of Rhodell; a grandson, Jordan Andrew Young who is attending college in Glenville, WV; a brother, David A. "Dave" Fann and wife, Donna of Amigo; several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.
Services to celebrate the life of Robert "Bob" Fann, Sr will be held 2:00PM Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia with Pastors Curtis England and Gilbert "Junior" Dotson officiating. Following the services Bob will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.
Friends may gather with the family 1:00PM until time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting
Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street Sophia is honored to be serving the Fann Family.