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Robert W. "Bob" Cheves, Jr.

October 20, 1942 October 13, 2018
Robert W. "Bob" Cheves, Jr.
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Robert Warren “Bob” Cheves, Jr., 75, of Delray, WV passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 peacefully at his home.

Bob was born on October 20, 1942 in Washington D.C., a son of the late Robert and Christine Lurig Cheves, Sr. He attended college at Potomac State, West Virginia University where he received his Bachelor’s & Master’s degree in Agriculture, he also took a graduate course at Maryland University, George Washington University and The Citadel.

He was an active farmer who was passionate about education, farming, politics, the youth and outdoor activities. He started his career in agriculture as division manager for the southwest area at Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation, he then became a regional manager for Agrico Chemical Company and WVU Extension Service Agriculture Agent for Hampshire County.

Bob and his wife are the owner and operators of Swinging Bridge Farm in Delray, a substitute teacher at the Capon Bridge Jr. High School, Hampshire High School, adjunct instructor at Potomac State, served on the board for the Hampshire County Fair & Hampshire County Development Authority and an advisory board for the Hampshire County Farm Bureau, FFA & 4-H. He was a member & past president of the Rio Ruritan Club, attended Delray Church of Christ and coached baseball with the Romney Little League. The Cheves have helped many young students continue their education.

Bob married Sandra Sue Parson Cheves on December 18, 1965 in Springsfield, WV.

Surviving with his wife of 53 years are his four children: Cindy Thompson (Charlie) of Winchester, VA; Bobby Cheves of Fort Ashby, WV; Ronnie Cheves of Delray, WV; Sandy Cheves of Romney, WV; five grandchildren: Jared, Josh, Emma, Ronnie and River; and two special girls: Sadie & Sydney Arnette.

A graveside service will be held in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Romney, WV on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 1 PM. Officiating will be Eric Bridges, Minister.

Family will received friends at the Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory in Capon Bridge, WV on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 5-8 PM.

Please omit floral arrangements and consider making memorial contributions to WV FB / CBE Ag Classroom Agriculture in the Classroom, Attn: John Ferraro, 99 Capon School Street, Capon Bridge, WV 26711.

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5:00 PM 10/16/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/16/2018 8:00:00 PM
Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory

2807 Northwestern Pike
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory
2807 Northwestern Pike Capon Bridge 26711 WV
United States

Graveside Service




1:00 PM 10/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Ebenezer Cemetery

22396 Northwestern Pike
Romney, WV 26757

Ebenezer Cemetery
22396 Northwestern Pike Romney 26757 WV
United States

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