Virginia Beach - Robert L. Blagg, 90, died Friday, February 8, 2013. Born in Charleston, WV, he had been a longtime Hampton Roads resident. Mr. Blagg worked as a broadcast engineer for WVEC and several other TV and radio stations and then retired from CBN after many years of service. A member of Memorial United Methodist Church Virginia Beach, he was a former member of Phoebus United Methodist Church. Mr. Blagg had been a member of the Phoebus Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
Mr. Blagg is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Rose Blagg; daughters, Constance B. Basnett and husband Mike, Anne B. Sanzo and husband Steve, Janet B. Hopewell and husband David; sons, Rev. Donald L. Blagg and wife Nancy, and R. David Blagg and wife Antonietta; a brother, Thomas Blagg and wife Pearl; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald O and Annie K Blagg; a sister Janet Callard and a brother Joseph Blagg.
The family would like to thank Sentara Leigh Hospital Palliative and Hospice Care Team as well as Dr. Meredith Rose and his staff for their compassionate care during Mr. Blagg's illness.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 804 Gammon Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. A reception will follow the memorial service in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Memorial United Methodist Church, 804 Gammon Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton.