Bobby Lee Durst, 75, of Ripley, left this life Wednesday evening, Oct. 23, 2012, following a short illness.
He was born April 29, 1937, in Marmet, son of the late Roy and Geraldine Carter Durst. He retired from Pechiney Rolled Products (formerly Kaiser Aluminum) as a furnace operator after a career spanning 43 years. Bobby enjoyed hunting, coin collecting, football (especially Viking football) and western movies. He was a Civil War buff and amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector. He also collected Indian relics and muzzle loaders. His quick wit and sense of humor was always a source of amusement to those who knew him.
Bob Durst will be missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing him.
Surviving is his loving wife, Betty; daughter, Debbie Durst Goodson (Bobby) of Ripley, Lisa Martin (Mark) of Ripley and Shari Cunningham of Charlotte, N.C.; sons, Randall Lee Durst of Parkersburg, Raymon Cunningham (Deanna) of Kenna; grandchildren, Holli Miller (Tracy) of Ripley, Nathan Wright (Megan) of New York, Brittany Moon (Josh) of Parkersburg, Robbie Goodson, Ali, Milli, and Sydni Cunningham of Ripley; great-grandchildren, Caleb Comer, Carter, Macin and Hayden Miller of Evans and Addison and Garett Moon, all of Parkersburg.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Ripley with Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Blaine Memorial Cemetery at Cottageville.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.