Bobby Ray Starcher, 78 - Oil City, Pennsylvania

Bobby Ray Starcher, 78, of Oil City, Pennsylvania, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014 at the Park Avenue Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Meadville, Penn., after an extended illness.

He was born May 29, 1936 in Cremo, Calhoun County, W.Va., a son of the late Bertha Starcher.

Mr. Starcher was married on Feb. 18, 1961 to the former Wilma J. Maze, who survives.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Rita and George Scott of Florida, Carolyn Starcher of Oil City, Bobbie and William Cochran also of Oil City; three grandchildren, Eric and wife, Stephanie Conrad of Caldwell, Ohio, Raymond and wife, Samantha Cochran of Phillipsburg, Mo. and Rebecca Cochran of Oil City; one great grandchild, Dalton Conrad; two brothers, Lora Don Freshour of Burning Springs W.Va. and Dexter Pete Starcher of New Braunfels, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Riley Duayne Cochran; three brothers, Harold Starcher, Boyd Woodrow Stuttler and Louie Ben Starcher; three sisters, Geraldine Sturm, Lena Earldine Starcher and Margie Nester; in-laws, Bernard and Belva Maze.

Bobby had worked for Davidson-McNair and retired after 38 years of service. He had been a member of the Oil City Archery Club and a member of the Knights of Pythia. Bobby enjoyed hunting and camping with his family, and watching bull riding and wrestling. He loved going to auctions and later became an auctioneer. He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Riensel Funeral Home & Crematory, Oil City. An additional visitation will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 4-8 p.m. at the Hur Community Church, Hur, W.Va., where the funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, October 5, with Pastor Roger Weppenhiser officiating. Burial will be in the Starcher Family Cemetery, Hur.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, W.Va. is in charge of local arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of the family may be given to the John H. Taylor Funeral Home.

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