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Robert William Crites

June 2, 1936 — March 14, 2019

Robert William “Bob” Crites, age 82 of Fisher, WV, passed away Thursday evening, March 14, 2019 at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA. Born on June 2, 1936 at Fisher, WV, he was a son of the late Homer Charles Crites and Alice Rebecca Reel Crites. His wife of 62 years, Phyllis M. Kessel Crites preceded him in death in June 2018. Sisters Genevieve Sherman and Anne Miller also preceded him in death.

Bob in his heart was a lifetime farmer, was a truck driver for many years and was a school bus driver for the Hardy County Board of Education. He was a member of the WV Poultry Association and attended services at Rig Assembly of God Church and the Moorefield Church of the Brethren. Bob and Phyllis often traveled on organized bus trips but he was content on the river bank fishing or just sitting on the porch watching life pass by.

He is survived by three sons; Matthew and Cathy Crites of Moorefield, WV, Craig & Tammy Crites of Fisher, WV and Eric & Teresa Crites of Fisher, WV; a brother, Carl Crites of Fisher, WV; five grandsons; five great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

Funeral Services will be conducted 1:00 PM Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street with Pastors Brad Taylor & Russell Webster officiating. Interment will follow at the Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 – 6 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Monday, March 18, 2019

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