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Robert D. Harding

December 5, 1966 ~ August 5, 2015 (age 48) 48 Years Old

Robert Harding Obituary

Robert D. Bob Harding, 48, of Morgantown WV, and formerly of Franklin, WV, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2015 of cardiac arrest. He was born on December 5, 1966 at Andrews Air Force Base, MD to Richard Harding and Thelma Warner Harding both deceased, and attended Franklin High School. In September 1984, Bob suffered a severe head trauma during a football game which left him a quadriplegic. Over the following ten years, Bob slowly recuperated in numerous rehabilitation facilities in Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, finally residing at Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown. He enjoyed traveling across the country in his special "Blue Angel" van, eating at Wendy's, playing board games, and being with family. Bob was predeceased by his parents, brother Eric and sister Karen. Bob is survived by his brother, Captain Jon Harding, USN Retired and his wife Laurie nieces Sara and Samantha Harding nephews Sean and Seth Harding three aunts, an uncle and many cousins throughout the country. He is also survived by his three "Angels", Virginia Childers, Sandra Evers and Kathleen Holloway, who ensured Bob enjoyed the greatest quality of life anyone could imagine. Visitation will held at Dering-Henson Funeral Home, Morgantown, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on August 20, 2015. Bob's life will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Morgantown, at 11:00AM on August 21st, 2015 with visitatiion up to the Funeral Mass from 10:00am to 11:00am , with Father Andy Switzer officiating. please wear something blue in Bob's memory. Bob will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA with his mother, father, brother and sister at a later date this fall. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bob's name to the Pendleton County Library, P.O. Box 519, Franklin, WV 26807. Condolences may be made at www.dering-henson.com. Caring services are provided by Dering-Henson Funeral Home.

Robert passed on August 5, 2015




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