Robert W. “Buffalo” Bess, III, 66, of Keyser, WV, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at his home. Born on January 24, 1956, in Morgantown, WV, he was the son of the late Dr. Robert W. Bess and Renna Jane (Thayer) Bess-Shaver of Keyser.
Robert was a 1974 graduate of Bruce High School and a veteran of the US Navy. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the construction and landscaping business in Florida until his retirement. Robert was a member of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Ashley Russell and husband Justin of Cumberland Gap, TN; grandchildren, Lilah and Barrett Russell; sisters, Renna Kimble and husband Bob of Swanton, MD and Meg Roberts and husband Tom of New Martinsville, WV; brothers, James Bess and Rhonda of Burlington, WV, Dr. Charles Bess and wife Melissa of New Creek, WV, Allen Bess of Keyser, WV, Tom Shaver of HI, and Lawrence Shaver of Keyser; several nieces and nephews; special cousin, Bob Ingram; and his buddies, Rick Hill and Karen Lease.
Friends will be received at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont on Monday, January 9, 2023, from 11 AM to 12 PM, at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Thomas Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, MD.
The Fredlock Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bess family at this time.