Robert Orval Sypolt

November 10, 2007


Rev. Robert O. Sypolt, 67, of Morgantown, WV died Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Robert was born November 13, 1939 in Manown, WV, a son to the late Floyd Orval Sypolt, and Mary Frances (Greaser) Sypolt of Tunnelton. Robert's education includes Fairmont State College, WVU, WV Wesleyan College, Carlow (formerly Mt. Mercy in Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Indiana University of Bloomington, Indiana. Robert was a retired Minister and retired from the U.S. Army reserves where he was a member of the 354th Ord Co (AMMO) on the Mileground. He has been awarded the ARCAM medal, and the Reserve Forces Achievement Medal. He served the unit in training and postal services and helped conduct worship services. Robert was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Morgantown. In the past he served as parish coordinator for the Morgantown East Larger Parish. Robert was a charter member of Brookhaven Lions Club, a member of American Bible Society, Honorary member of Tunnelton WCTU, Life member of National L.T.L., member of Kanawha Valley and Preston County Historical and Preservation Societies, the McGrew Society, the Heritage Club for Harrison County and the YMCA in Clarksburg. His hobbies were reading and stamp collecting. He was a guest chaplain for the U.S. Senate December 10. 1974. He founded and edited the Camp Chapel Echo, a quarterly publication printed for his home church in Preston County. In addition to his mother, Robert is survived by two sisters and spouses, Mazel and Larry Williams of Tunnelton, Carol and Don Blacker of Plymouth, MN, three nephews and two grand-nieces. Friends may call the Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Homes-Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street, on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 from 4-8pm. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Ken A. Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown. Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at

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