Robert L. Bland

Robert L. Bland


Robert Lynn Bland, 79, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born November 9, 1940 in Kerens, he was the son of the late Hansel Robert Bland and Katherine Simmons White.

He was a member of Love Assembly of God in Berkeley Springs.

He served with the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963.

He was a graduate of Elkins High School in Elkins.

He retired after 28 years of service with General Motors Corporation from the production department.

He liked crocheting, woodworking and doing crafts.

He is survived by his children, Robert Bland and Nathaniel Bland I, both of Berkeley Springs and Marcus Bland, Hagerstown, Md.; five grandchildren, Jason Bland, Nathaniel Bland II, Shawn Bland, Andrew Bland and Kyle Bland, all of Berkeley Springs; his stepmother, Josephine Bland; one sister; two brothers and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Cecelia Canfield Bland on September 11, 2013; his stepfather, Homer White; two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18 at Love Assembly of God, 31 Buzzard Acres Lane, Berkeley Springs, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Pastor Dave Kidwell will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Greenwood Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 17 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Love Assembly of God, 31 Buzzard Acres Lane, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.