Robert Leroy Blythe, 66, went to his heavenly home on April 14, 2020 with his beloved wife Denna by his side. Robert was born April 9, 1954 in Dayton, Ohio. He was the son of Raymond Elwood Blythe and the late Ethel Maxine Blythe.
Robert was an active member of Teel Apostolic Church in Beckley, WV. Robert loved music and his passion was playing the guitar and singing. Robert was the owner of Guitar’s Plus in Beckley, WV. He is a former employee of Mead Paper Company in Chillicothe, OH, A.L. Lee in Lester, WV, and retired from Strata Safety Products in Glen White, WV. A special thanks to Jason Wilkerson for his friendship.
He is preceded in death by his mother Ethel Maxine Blythe.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Denna Blythe (Justice) of Crab Orchard, WV; his father Raymond Elwood Blythe of South Webster, OH; brother Paul Blythe and wife Connie of Manchester, Ohio; brother Jeff Blythe and wife Christine of Manchester, Ohio; sister Angela Phelps and husband Tim of South Webster, Ohio; brother-in-law, best friend and Pastor Gary Blankenship and wife Janet of Beckley, WV, brothers-in-law, Terry Justice of Crab Orchard and Gerald Justice of Princewick; nieces Misty Smith, Amy Fox, Michelle Blankenship, Krista Blankenship, Stephanie Redden, Heather Hadaway, Ashley Justice, Kimberly Lawson, Jamie Blankenship; nephews Gary Blankenship II, David Blankenship, Jonathan Blythe, David Blythe, Timothy Phelps, and Jesse Phelps.
Those who found a special place in his heart were four great-nieces; Jenna Redden, Kara Byrge, Kaylyn Blankenship, Kamdyn Harris; along with eight great-nephews; Kaleb Byrge, Gary Blankenship III; Nathan Blankenship, Brendan Fox, Logan Fox, Harrison Fox, Luke Redden, Jax Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and church family.
A special thanks to his Pastor Gary Blankenship and wife Janet; and all of the caring church family of Teel Apostolic Church; nephew Gary Blankenship II and wife Jennifer; nieces Stephanie Redden, Michelle Blankenship, and Krista Blankenship for the dedication, care, and love they showed to Robert. Also, the family would like to thank his nurse Tonya Bailey that was so caring during his final moments.
A private service will be held Friday, April 17, 2020 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Pastor Gary Blankenship officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Blankenship II, David Blankenship, Roger Coalson, Chris Lawson, Jason Wilkerson, and Tim Fox.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.