Robert J. Stirling Sr. 1935-2019

BIG BEND, W.Va. — Robert James Stirling Sr., 83, formerly of Youngstown, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, following a brief illness, surrounded by his family at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, W. Va.

He was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late William Chalmer and Virginia Elizabeth Moffitt Stirling.

Robert married the love of his life, Norma B. Kelly Stirling on Oct. 24, 1966. He worked at LTV Steel for 31 years and retired from Wirt Inflatables in Elizabeth, W. Va. He loved talking about cars, but most of all, spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Norma B. Stirling; three sons, Larry F. (Tina Davis) Greathouse of Grantsville, W. Va., Robert J. Stirling Jr. of Williamstown, W. Va. and Jimmie (Elizabeth) Stirling of Grantsville, W. Va.; two daughters, Robin (Joe) Hardbarger of Grantsville, W. Va. and Virginia (Delbert) Bunner of Brohard, W. Va.; six grandsons, Larry (Rebecca) Greathouse, Joshua (Molly) Bunner, Jeremy (Amelia Starcher) Bunner, Jacob Bunner, Chasen Stirling and Kevin Hardbarger; one granddaughter, Ember Stirling; three great-grandchildren, Larry Greathouse, Connor Layne and Eli Hardbarger; one brother, Larry (JoAnn) Stirling; a sister-in-law, Barb Stirling; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William “Bill” Stirling.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Stump Funeral Home and Cremation Inc., Grantsville, W. Va., with Pastor John Harrison officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m. Interment will be in Hunt Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com

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