Robert Alan Nettles, Sr.

March 27, 1947 - January 8, 2019

03/27/1947 - 01/08/2019

Past Services

Sunday January 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
10:00 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Robert Alan Nettles, Sr., 71, of Benwood, WV, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Wheeling Hospital.

Robert was born March 27, 1947, in Islip, NY, a son of the late Earl S. and Marion (Dobbins) Nettles. He was a retired truck driver for Highway Transport, Lexington, KY; a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church; a U.S. Army veteran; and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Saundrae K. (Starkey) Nettles, in 2015; a son, Robert A. Nettles, Jr, in 2014; and a brother, Earl Nettles. He is survived by two children, Cassaundrae Nettles of Benwood and Shawn (Lori) Nettles of New Jersey; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Henry Nettles of Wheeling; a sister, JoAnne Singer of Myrtle Beach, SC; a brother, Linwood (Sandy) Nettles of Florida; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving dog, Izzy.

Friends will be received from 6-9 pm, Sunday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, January 21, 2019, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens, Jr. as celebrant. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church (click here), 690 Mount Olivet Road, Wheeling, WV 26003, or Oglebay Institute School of Dance (click here), 1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003. Contributions can also be made online at

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Nancy Young
4 years ago

To the family of Robert Alan Nettles Sr. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.” Isaiah 25 verse 8.

Laura Dominquez
4 years ago

Cassie and Abbey, you have been in our thoughts and prayers. We will definitely miss Bob. He was my buddy. I’ll miss all our chats.

Tim & Melissa Evick
4 years ago

So sorry for your family’s loss.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert Alan Nettles, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Robert Alan Nettles, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Chad, Chana, and Kendyl Baker
4 years ago

Bob was a loving husband, father, and grandfather as well as a blessing to all who knew him. I’m so glad I got to know him. Love and prayers to his family.

Bob Potts
4 years ago

Thoughts and prayers to the whole Nettles Family. Bob and his larger than life heart will be missed by everyone who had the gift of knowing him. I know the OLP school community and Bethlehem Softball League will dearly miss him. Bob, I promise to do a better job of not losing Abbie’s registration check for this season! Maybe I’ll just have Cass give it to my wife like you suggested!

Celeste Diehl
4 years ago

I had many discussions with Bob on the OLP playground benches while watching our granddaughters play on the equipment he donated in his wife’s memory.
I’ll remember him fondly may he RIP
Sorry for your loss Cassie & Abby

Jodie Gardill
4 years ago

Softball season is not going to be the same without you. I’ll do my best to help Miss Abby work on her game and I’ll try to check on your girls as much as I can.