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Robert Alan Nettles, Sr.

March 27, 1947 - January 8, 2019

Robert Alan Nettles, Sr., 71, of Benwood, WV, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Wheeling Hospital.

Robert was born March 27, 1947, in Islip, NY, a son of the late Earl S. and Marion (Dobbins) Nettles. He was a retired truck driver for Highway Transport, Lexington, KY; a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church; a U.S. Army veteran; and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Saundrae K. (Starkey) Nettles, in 2015; a son, Robert A. Nettles, Jr, in 2014; and a brother, Earl Nettles. He is survived by two children, Cassaundrae Nettles of Benwood and Shawn (Lori) Nettles of New Jersey; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Henry Nettles of Wheeling; a sister, JoAnne Singer of Myrtle Beach, SC; a brother, Linwood (Sandy) Nettles of Florida; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving dog, Izzy.

Friends will be received from 6-9 pm, Sunday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, January 21, 2019, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens, Jr. as celebrant. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church (click here), 690 Mount Olivet Road, Wheeling, WV 26003, or Oglebay Institute School of Dance (click here), 1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003. Contributions can also be made online at

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Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Time: 10:00 am


Our Lady of Peace Church

2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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