Robert Joe Pendleton, 75, of Ravenswood, W.Va., passed away Dec. 29, 2012, in Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, following an extended illness.
He was born May 11, 1937, in Greenup County, Ky., a son of the late Maurice and Alice Geneva (Curry) Pendleton.
He was a United States Army veteran. He was a retired mill operator for Pechiney Rolled Products with 35 years of service, and was a member of United Steelworkers Union Local 5668. He enjoyed gardening, working puzzles, playing his guitar and feeding and watching his birds. He was a wonderful father and husband.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Ann (Browning) Pendleton; sons, Vincent K. Pendleton of Parkersburg and Donald H. Pendleton of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Tamara D. Pendleton of South Carolina; brother, Maurice Pendleton Jr. of Point Pleasant; and sisters, Marjorie Bryant of Greenview, W.Va. and Joann Chambers of Pine Grove, Tenn.
In addition to his parents, a sister, Carol Aleshire, preceded him in death.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, W.Va. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.