GREENVALLEY, W.Va. — Robert L. "Red" Burt, 85, of Greenvalley, went to be with the Lord Tues., May 13, 2014, from Logan Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 20, 1928, at Athens, Ohio, he was a son of the late Zeke and Roxie Burt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma A. Chafin Burt; one daughter, Mary Margaret Burt McClellan Stallard; one son, Tommy Jiles Burt, and his sisters and brothers, Guy, Helen, Nettie, Bernice, and Glenn.
Red was an infantry soldier with the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart. After he was honorably discharged from the service, he worked various jobs: a steel mill, the coal mines, and the school system, in Ohio and West Virginia. Red was very involved and enjoyed campaigning in local politics.
Those left to cherish his memory include one daughter, Eliza J. Warren and her fiancé, Richard Cobb, of Mallory; one son, Bobby (Brenda) Burt of Davin; eight grandchildren, David Lee (Cindy) McClellan, Jimmy (Christine) McClellan Jr., Sandy (Mark) Greene, Dora Michelle Lester, Tommy Jiles (Tracy) Williford Jr., Bobbi Jean (Jamie) Paynter, Dr. Sarah Ann (Nick) Setran, and Jenine Stallard (Steven) Kafaro; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and his caregiver for many years, Charlotte Wright.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., May 17, at Man Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Brian Pope officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill where Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by VFW Post 6153 and American Legion Post 103 of Chapmanville and DAV Post 39 of Harts.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.