William Robert “Bob” Honaker, 88, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
A man of service and honor, Bob was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He honored his service to his family above all, especially to his wife Edith Marie “Eee” during her many years of illness, and made many sacrifices so that their children, Kim and Danny, would never want or need for anything.
He also served many drinks as a bartender at The Greenbrier. He loved his 46 years there, making lifelong friendships and instilling a strong work ethic in his children. Bob honored his relationship with God during his daily walks from Dutch Hollow to Montague Drive, picking up stray golf balls from the Valley View and spending his time talking with “The Big Man Upstairs,” as he would say. He also served his community in many ways as a member of the order of the Masons, Alleghany Lodge, and in ways many will never know.
A lover of golf, with beautiful blue eyes and a quick wit, Bob was a friend to many and a stranger to none. His legacy lives on in those who sought his friendship and enjoyed his company, and most of all in his children, granddaughter, and great-grandson, Braxton Robert.
He was proud of his life and of the way he and “Eee” built so much coming from very humble beginnings, but he gave credit to God and to so many who helped him get a start in life. He tried hard to pass this on to others. His family believes he did.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Edith Marie “Eee” Honaker; brothers, James, Charles, and Eddie Honaker, and parents Virgil and Mary Delee Honaker.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Delee Honaker; son, Daniel Robert Honaker and daughter-in-law Stephanie Honaker; granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Honaker; great-grandson Braxton Robert Honaker; sisters Helen Mann and Delores Bennett; brothers Gary, Wayne, and Bobbie Honaker; and several nieces and nephews and their spouses, many of whom were like children to him and “Eee.”
Funeral services for Bob will be Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Alvon United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bobby McClintic officiating. Interment will follow at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg, WV.
The family will receive their family and friends on Sunday, April 8, from 5–7 p.m. at the Wallace &Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
Flowers are encouraged; Bob loved flowers.
“Rest in peace, dear father, grandfather, husband, uncle, friend – the likes of you will never pass this way again.”
The family would like to thank their good friends Cynthia Hite and Bob Beverly for all their support; Dr. James Hill and the many loving caregivers at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility, especially Tammy Morris; and Rusty Arnold of Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the April 6, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.