Robert “Bob” Stevens Shatley, 75, of Abingdon, Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 22, 2021, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Wilcoe, WV, to the late Richard Sidney Shatley and Carrie Cornelia Reynolds Shatley. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one grandson, Robert Stevens Shatley, III; three sisters and two brothers.
Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army having honorably served during Vietnam. He worked 25 years at Westinghouse and following his retirement he spent 15 years as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
Bob was a handyman who could build or fix just about anything. He loved spending time with his family and had a true focus on the Lord and serving his community through his church. Bob was a longtime member of Rosedale Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and also enjoyed helping with community service.
He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Rosemary Stigers Shatley; two children, Sondra Shatley Lester (Scott) and Robert Stevens Shatley, II; four grandchildren, CasSondra Lester Hicks (Tanner), Adam Scott Lester (Moira), Gabriel Stevens Lester and Nathaniel Stewart Lester; two sisters, Helen Shatley Fields and Gail Shatley Mercer (Robert); four brothers, Curtis Shatley (Gail), Maurice Shatley (Dee), Dean Shatley (Marie), Richard Shatley (Sylvia) and Douglas “Pete” Shatley and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express thanks to all the medical staff that provided care for Bob over the past 3 years and also to their neighbors, Kemper and Linda Rasnake for the close friendship they shared.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., on Monday, January 25, 2021, at the Rosedale Baptist Church Gymnasium. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday in the church sanctuary with Dr. Don Paxton officiating and eulogy by Rev. Darius Bowman. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Kemper Rasnake, Steve Rasnake, Larry Meade, Michael Stigers, Nathaniel Lester and Gabriel Lester serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be George Hearl and the deacons of Rosedale Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts are suggested to Rosedale Baptist Church, 26396 Lee Highway, Abingdon, Va., 24211 to be allocated for the gymnasium fund.
In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, all those attending services are asked to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Shatley.