Carner, Sr., Charles Robert
Charles Robert “Bob” Carner, Sr., age 93, of McCoy died Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Virginia Veterans Care Center. He was born in Princeton, WV on December 18, 1923 to the late Charles Johnson and Myrtle McCoy Carner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Hamblin Carner; his brother, Harold Carner and his stepmother, Irene Dillon Carner.
He was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army Air Force. Bob was a lifelong member of Centennial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) He was a member of the Eggleston Masonic Lodge #309 and the Hunters Masonic Lodge #156 for over 70 years. Bob along with his wife, Geneva owned and operated Bob’s Store in McCoy for 53 years, retiring in 2000. He was a founding member of the Longshop – McCoy Fire Department and Rescue Squad and remained active. He was an avid outdoorsman and in younger years enjoyed playing baseball, he later assisted the McCoy baseball team in the Mountain View League.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles Robert “Bobby”, Jr. and Robin B. Carner of Blacksburg; granddaughter, Jessica C. Snider and husband, Jeremy of McCoy; great-granddaughters, Sydney Jane Snider and Abigail Jordan Snider; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, September 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Centennial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with the Pastor Steve Allen, Pastor Zeke Zanatas and Mrs. Barbara Crockett officiating. Interment will follow in the Centennial Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. S.W. Blacksburg, VA. Flowers will be appreciated and memorial contributions may be made to the Centennial Christian Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 427, McCoy, VA 24111.