Russell Keith Roberson, Jr.

Russell Keith Roberson Jr., 42, of Grapevine, WV, answered his last alarm call to duty on June 20, 2020.  After rescuing a local person from his burning home, Russ became ill and passed away during the early morning hours of June 21, 2020 enroute to Welch Community Hospital.

Russ was born June 2, 1978 a son of Russell Keith Roberson and Patsy Ann Bryant Steele. He enjoyed working outdoors, cutting weeds and mowing.  Russ was an outstanding member of his community and had been a member of the Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years. 

Russ was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Chief Andy Bryant and Agnes Bryant and his paternal grandparents, Russell and Elsie Roberson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his father, Russell Keith Roberson, Sr. of Avondale; his mother, Patsy Steele and husband Quincy of Horsecreek; his companion, Lois Ann Charley and her son, Kenneth Charley of the home; one brother, Patrick Roberson and wife Brittany of Bluewell; two sisters, Judy Roberson and Ronnie Hall of Long Pole, and Sue Edwards and Denis Pennington of Trinity, NC; seven nieces and nephews, Netosha, Timothy, Sara, Keisha, Shaelyn, Levi, and Dalton; one great nephew, Eli; special friends that he considered as his second parents, Kenny and Delores Charley of Grapevine; his sidekick and special friend, Robert Blankenship of Iaeger; and numerous friends and extended family.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 26, 2020 at 12 o’clock with Reverend Raymond Rowe and Reverend Freddie Dawson officiating at the Iaeger Elementary School in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Blevins Cemetery at Vance Hollow near Iaeger, WV.  Patrick Roberson, Timothy Edwards, and members of the Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers. 

Friends may visit with the family Thursday, June 25, 2020 after 6 o’clock at the Iaeger Elementary School in Iaeger.

Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger is assisting the family.

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