Robert Lee “Bobby” Sells, 61, of Bellaire, Ohio died October 31, 2019, at his home.

Bobby was born December 31, 1957, in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Mary “Lizz” Clark Sells and William F. Sells Sr.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co., Shadyside, OH, retired from Operating Engineers Local 132, Wheeling, WV and was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18, Akron, OH, He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bellaire, and a 1976 graduate of Shadyside High School.

Surviving are his wife, Angela J. Kobasko Sells; two sons, Brian R. (Heather) Sells of Wheeling and Justin M. (Jennifer) Sells of Bellaire; two step-daughters, Tiffany J. Kobasko of Bellaire and Tara J. Kobasko of Wheeling; a brother, William F. (Mary Beth) Sells Jr. of Shadyside; 11 grandchildren and an expected great-grandchild.

Bob enjoyed spending time with his wife Angie. He never met a stranger; he had a kind and gentle way about him and made everyone feel at ease.

He loved race cars and racing; he enjoyed hunting with his brother Bill and spending time with his family. He and his quick wit will be sadly missed.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio, on Sunday from noon until time of funeral service at 5 p.m. with Pastor Mitch Johnson officiating.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Belmont Memorial Park St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society at TMCFunding.com

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.c