ROBERT C. "BOB" CLEEK SCOTT DEPOT, WV
Robert C. "Bob" Cleek, 90 of Scott Depot, WV passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 following a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents: Loyd and Katherine Cleek; first wife, Gertrude Grace Wellman Cleek; his second wife, Goldie Lee Barker Cleek; and stepson, Rodney W. Barker. Born in Gary, IN, he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in engineering, and was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII with service in The Yukon. He was employed by Union Carbide Corporation, first in Whiting, IN, before being transferred to the South Charleston Tech Center where he retired. He was a recipient of the 1974 Union Carbide Whiting Plant Award, and was a 50 year plus member of the International American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Bob enjoyed visiting national parks, seeing the desert in bloom, and supporting the St. Labre Indian School. He is survived by sons: Charles (JoAnn) Cleek of Westville, IN and Allen Cleek of Frisco, CO; stepdaughter, Linda (John) Hendrickson of Scott Depot; stepsons: Douglas (Deborah) Barker of Terra Alta and David (Tina) Barker of Clarksburg; step daughter-in-law, Linda Barker of Morgantown; brother, Howard (Rose) Cleek of Goleta, CA. He also is survived by several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, WV. Interment was held Friday, June, 21, 2013 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN. The family suggests memorials to the St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, Montana 59004-1001 or Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, South Charleston, WV 25309. Bob's family wishes to thank the personnel of CAMC Teays Valley, Hubbard Hospice House West of Thomas Memorial Hospital and especially the staff of Regency Place, Scott Depot, where he resided for the last year and a half. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times on June 23, 2013