Robert Bechtle

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POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Robert L. Bechtle, 85, of Point Pleasant, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Arbors at Gallipolis.

He was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Mason County, W.Va., a son to the late Gilbert Bechtle and Laura Newell Bechtle. He was a retired custodian from Pleasant Valley Hospital.

He was preceded in death with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bechtle; his wife Ilajean Bechtle; brothers Gilbert Bechtle Jr. and Johnny Bechtle; sisters Marie May and Elylen Thomas; granddaughter Paula Wood; and son-in-law James Wood.

He is survived by his loving daughter Pamela Wood, of Bidwell; granddaughter Lacy Wood, of Bidwell; grandson Dustin Wood, of Huntington, W.Va.; brother Clifford Bechtle, of Henderson, W.Va.; special friend Brenda Coyman, of Bidwell; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Alford Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery in Henderson, W.Va. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Online condolences can be made at

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Deal Funeral Home - Point Pleasant
1401 Kanawha St
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
(304) 675-6000
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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2014