Robert A. “Bob” Hamstead

May 14, 1942 ‒ May 15, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio
Formerly of Charleston, West Virginia

Robert A. “Bob” Hamstead, 77, of Mount Vernon formerly of Charleston, WV passed away on Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019 at Knox Community Hospital with his caring family by his side. He was born on May 14, 1942 in Clarksburg, WV to the late David S. and Ruth (Talbott) Hamstead.

Bob honorably served his country in the Air Force, stationed in Germany.  He retired from Amherst Industries, where served as the company Treasurer.  Bob was a member of the Odd Fellows in Charleston and the Sons of the American Revolution in Mount Vernon.  He enjoyed cooking, but most of all Bob loved to spend time with his family.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Myers) Hamstead, whom he married on January 6, 1968; children, Jamie (Michael) Strait of Mount Vernon and Seth (Mary Bess Hart) Hamstead of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren, Talbot and Arden Hamstead; step granddaughter, Briean Strait of Mount Vernon; step great grandson, Logan Armstrong of Mount Vernon; brother, David W. (Nancy) Hamstead of Frederick, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the Greenwood Cemetery, 1526 National Rd., Wheeling, WV with Military Honors provided by the United States Air Force.

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  • Janet and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, and will miss him as a friend and neighbor.
    Bob was certainly one of the finest men that I had the pleasure of working with on a Board and a wonderful friend and neighbor.

    A quiet unassuming man that bought a smile to my face by just having a nice quiet card game or visit. He was always concerned about Patsy whenever I saw him, and always invited me in to sit and visit

    He will certainly be missed by those of us that played cards with him and the breakfast and lunch crew (which) he picked for us once a month, and all of us that had the opportunity to work with him.

    He left us with wonderful memories to remind us of him.

  • I am glad to have met Bob through his diligent service on his Chrysler van at Goetzman and now Mathews Chrysler in Mount Vernon. May God be with his family during this time.

  • Janet and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Expressing my sincerest condolences and wishing you all comfort during this time.

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