Robert P. Hendershot, 86

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Robert P. Hendershot, 86, of Dellroy, died suddenly in his home Friday, June 26, 2020.

Born Feb. 8, 1934, in Woodsfield, he was the son of the late John and Viola Goldinger Hendershot. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Penelope Ann  “Penny” Staten, infant twin sisters, and a brother, Kenny Hendershot.

Bob retired from the Atwood Regional Water and Sewer District after 17 years of service and was an employee of the former U.S. Ceramic Tile Company in East Sparta. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army, was a member of Dellroy American Legion Post #475, and formerly served as Dellroy Town Marshall. He was an active volunteer for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Carrollton until recently. He was a skilled woodworker who enjoyed the craft, and was very particular about his garden from which he enjoyed sharing his bounty with friends and neighbors. He was a skilled cook who prepared the potato salad for Virgil Tinlin’s store in Dellroy for many years. He was a loving husband and grandfather who will be missed by his family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Nilamarie Barrick Hendershot, whom he married March 8, 1971; his three grandchildren, William  Staten, Jr. of Midvale, Mrs. Christy (Jon) Bailey of Franklin Furnace, OH, and Caleb Staten of Dellroy; son-in-law, William W. Staten, Sr. of Dellroy; a brother, Roy Hendershot; and his four great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jonathon Bailey of Franklin Furnace, and Lacy and Laura Staten of Midvale.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in Wesley Community Chapel, 569 12th St. N.W., Carrollton, with Rev. Gordon Warner officiating. Interment will follow in Union Valley Cemetery near Dellroy. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until time of services in the church. Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling arrangements. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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