Robert “Kroger Bob” Hamner

Robert “Kroger Bob” Hamner, 81, of French Creek, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

Bob, a Christian by faith, was a lifelong member of Sago Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, and Deacon. He loved serving God.

Bob was born in Bergoo on January 2, 1940, a son of the late George and Anna Wyatt Hamner. Also preceding him in death were his first wife, Luella McKenzie Hamner; and brother, George Junior Hamner.

He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School located in Tennerton in 1957 and was employed by the Kroger Company for 41 years. Over 30 years of Bob’s tenure was at Gassaway. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and an avid fisherman and hunter. Bob proudly supported the WVU football and basketball teams.

He was a wonderful loving husband to his wife, Cheryl who survives. Also surviving are his son,Robert  “Bobby” Hamner and wife, Mahalia; two grandchildren: Laina and Chase of Gassaway; step-son, Christopher Simmons and wife, Jill; step-daughter, Katrina Bruce and husband, Aaron; three step-grandchildren: Alyssa and Zack Monford, and Cole Simmons all of Hilton Head, SC; three brothers: Tom Hamner and wife, Janet, of Indian Camp, Paul “Bugs” Hamner and wife, Liz, of French Creek, and Roger Hamner of Buckhannon; two sisters: Linda Reaser of Harrisville, and Dorothy Radcliff and husband, Hearlon, of Volga; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Due to the Statewide COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required indoors. Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Gassaway Baptist Church located at 56 Beall Dr. in Gassaway from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021. A second visitation will be held at Clutter Funeral and Cremation located at 21 Elnora Circle in Buckhannon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Clutter Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wease Day and Reverend Shawn Frame officiating. Interment will follow at the Rock Cave Cemetery with military rights accorded by the Upshur County Honor Guard.

We, at Clutter Funeral and Cremation, appreciate the service of Robert F. Hamner and are honored and privileged to serve his family. Online condolences may be expressed at

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