John Roby

John C. Roby, 65, of French Creek, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at his home.

He was born March 22, 1949, in Upshur County, a son of the late Frank O. and Freda Morrison Roby.

On Aug. 2, 1969, he married Wanda Olene Smith, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jonathan Roby of Rock Cave and Donivan Roby of Buckhannon; one daughter, Angela Riley and husband, Larry, of French Creek; two grandsons, Jonathan T. Roby of Rock Cave and Joshua Riley of French Creek; four brothers, Steve Roby of Steubenville, Ohio, James Roby and wife, Kathy, of Lost Creek, Dave Roby and wife, Sue, of Adrian and Mike Roby and wife, Lynette, of French Creek; one sister, Barbara Phillips and husband, Dave, of Rock Cave; and mother-in-law, Wanda Smith of Buckhannon.

Mr. Roby was a well tender for Alliance. He was a member of Sago Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of Adrian Volunteer Fire Department where he served as chaplain. He also was a member of the National Rifle Association and served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.

Friends will be received Friday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Wease L. Day officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Cave Cemetery in Rock Cave. Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct full military honors at the gravesite.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.