Robert Lincoln Auxier, 95, of Hendersonville, N.Car., formerly of South Charleston and St Albans, W.Va., went to his eternal home with Jesus Christ, Jan. 20, 2021.
He spent his last 11 years closely surrounded by his loving family. He was born at Verdon, Nebraska, Dec. 6, 1925, and spent his teenage years in Paintsville. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS Indiana. He married his first wife, Jewel Harmon, in 1950, and had his only child, Jim Auxier, in 1952. After losing his first love to Hodgkins Lymphoma, he married Minerva Picklesimer in 1959 and moved to South Charleston.
Bob was an industrial arts teacher at St. Albans High School during the sixties and then a member of the Kanawha County Board of Education until his retirement in 1986. He was instrumental in the construction planning for Cross Lanes Christian School, Cross Lanes, West Virginia.
Bob enjoyed his church choir, teaching Sunday school and serving as a deacon at Springhill Baptist and Cross Lanes Bible Church. He also volunteered at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va., for many years. He was a member of Green Street Baptist Church, High Point, North Carolina. His main passions were Jesus Christ and woodworking. He was finely skilled at producing family treasures from the simplest need to the intricate furniture piece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Bess Auxier; his brothers, Roland Jean and Emery; his sisters, Opal Johnson, Muriel Taylor and Wanda Colvin; and his wives, Jewel and Minerva.
He is survived by his brother, David; his dear nephew, Maurice Dean Taylor (Janet); his son, Jim Auxier (Melissa); his grandchildren, John Mark (Mindy), Julie, David Lincoln (Josie) and Caleb; his great-grandchildren, Mason McDowell, Aubree and Samuel Auxier; and many other much loved family and friends.
Great appreciation goes to Four Seasons Hospice and their staff of Flat Rock, N.Car., Dr. Joseph Kovaz, RN Emily Sandor, Chaplain Michael Wermuth and CNA Nikki Granere.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
This is a paid obituary.
Randi Nicole Castle, 25, of Lowmansville, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at the Tutor Key Community Church. Burial followed at the Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville.
William Henry "Hank" Chance, 66, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at 136 Main Street, Paintsville. Burial will follow at the Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville.
Tommy Ray McKenzie, 65, of Flat Gap, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at 1701 Euclid Avenue, Paintsville.
MaeVenice Salyer, 75, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville. Burial followed at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville.
Robert Lee Sites, 53, of New Lexington, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at 136 Main Street, Paintsville. Burial followed at Sites Cemetery, Hammond.