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Robert "Bob" Lee Colebank
December 6, 1941 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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9-11, a significant date in America's history, now holds another significant and endearing meaning for the Colebank family, for it is the day we bid farewell to our very own family pillar, Robert "Bob" Lee Colebank
Bob was born on December 6, 1941, to Hadden Jesse Colebank and Theo Esther Bolyard Colebank of Preston County, WV. He married Frances R. Rager on June 14, 1964, and they had three sons: Bobby, Lonnie, and Dave. Bob worked hard to raise his family through example and precept of faith, integrity, and hard work. Although his love for his family was great, and something he was known for, there was nothing that compared to his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He could be found daily in the Word of God and expressed that there was nothing more important than the Word and that reading God's Word is something that people should "make time to do". Although he enjoyed things such as camping, hunting, fishing, and the farm, there was nothing that compared to the joy he found in his personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and he unashamedly shared his faith with all he came in contact with. Throughout the years, he faced many health challenges, and it was always his desire to see the One who had given His life to save him. That desire was fulfilled on September 11, 2023, as he was ushered into the Presence of God, leaving behind a legacy of hope and faith to his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all those who knew him, that anyone can come to the same saving knowledge by trusting Jesus to be their Lord and Savior.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Hadden and Theo Colebank, and brother Dennis Colebank.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Colebank; children Robert (Bobby) and Kelly Colebank, Lonnie and Marilyn Colebank, and Dwight (Dave) and Lynn Colebank; grandchildren Sarah Colebank, Jesse and Kate Colebank, Thea and Easton Odenheimer, Cheralynn and Lane Noel, Gage Colebank and fiance Hannah Mike, Zephan Colebank, and Zaley Colebank; great grandchildren, Daniel Colebank, Harper Colebank, and Emberly Odenheimer; brother William Colebank and his wife Pat. He is also survived by many in laws as well as many nieces and nephews.
At this time, the family would like to express our gratefulness to all who supported us during the challenging days our family has faced. Those of our family, friends, churches, and community who have offered their time, resources, prayers, and encouraging words. We are very grateful.
Family and friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 2:00PM until 7:00PM and will lie in state at Calvary Baptist Church on Friday September 15, 2023 from 9:00AM until the hour of the funeral at 11:00AM with Pastor Mike Boyer officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt Zion Cemetery in Marquess. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Colebank family.