Robert "Bob" W. Wix, 91, of Parkersburg passed away at his home Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
He was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Wirt County, a son to the late George G. and Mary E. Wix. He was a graduate of Wirt County High School, where he was quarterback of the football team and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII in both the European and Pacific Theatres.
Following his service he worked as a coal miner, worked for Union Carbide Metals, and then retired from Borg Warner-GE Plastics after 27 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and playing golf.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary K. Wix; son, Daniel Paul Wix; brothers, Paul E. Wix and Ralph G. Wix, and sisters, Ruby Daugherty, Bessie Bargeloh, Susie Pell, Nina Peterman, Hazel Hoffman and Annabell Johnson.
He is survived by his daughter, Cheri Hill (David) of Cambridge, Ohio; sons, Craig Wix (Bonnie) of Parkersburg and Eric Wix of Charleston, S.C.; stepsons, Charles Cox (Becky) of Palm Bay, Fla., and Larry Cox (Kim) of Washington, W.Va., 15 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, and former daughter in law and caregiver, Connie Reynolds, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Service will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens with Veterans Rites by American Legion Post 15.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 15, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sunsetparkersburg.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.