Markle, Robert Calvin

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Robert (Bob) Calvin Markle, loving husband and father, passed away at age 92, on Monday, March 14, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia. Robert was born on January 1, 1930 in Willis, Floyd County, VA to the late Curtis Brown, Sr. and Cynthia Weeks Markle.

He went to Floyd County High School. On October 23, 1950, Robert married Elnora Grace Harman Markle and raised three daughters, Lenora, Cynthia and Mary. He worked 36 years for United Airlines under various positions; his favorite being air freight, where he would find unclaimed treasures such as enough flowers to fill a station wagon and surprise his beloved wife. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Sargent and mechanic for the Army.

He had a passion for gardening, carpentry, Church, family, and general tinkering – humbly deeming himself the “Jack of All Trades, Master of None”. He was a dedicated volunteer for the United Methodist Men Mission Trips, providing disaster relief by rebuilding damaged churches and structures for many years in many states. He was a member of the VFW Post 7327, and the American Legion Post 176, both of Springfield, VA. Most of all, he was a faithful and loving servant to his Lord, and asked for nothing but to serve Him and his family.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Curtis Markle, Jr. (wife Oveda), Ralph Markle (wife Vera), Charles Markle (survived by wife Wanda), sister Elizabeth Markle Kish (husband George), and Herbert Markle (survived by wife Aldeen); grandsons, Robert Baker, and Christopher Kreiner.

He is survived by his wife, Elnora; daughters, Lenora Meadows (husband James), Cynthia Markle (partner Dave), Mary Pavlic (husband Mike); granddaughers, Angela Vohwinkel, and Leona Sturgill; sister-in-laws, Aldeen Markle, and Wanda Markle; brother-in-law, Joseph Dillon; 10 great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews; and many more great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022 at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield, VA, with Pastor Charlie Wood officiating and Military Honors by the American Legion Post 176, Springfield, VA.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in the Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd County, VA, with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating and Military Honors by the Army National Guard.