Robert Glenn Wetherington Sr.

February 7, 1952 - October 22, 2023
Robert Glenn Wetherington Sr.

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Robert Glenn Wetherington Sr., age 71, a resident of Grimesland, North Carolina passed away on Sunday October 22, 2023.

Robert's interests in motorcycle riding and tinkering allowed him to embrace the freedom of the open road. Whether he was cruising along the highways or working on his beloved bike, Robert found solace and joy in these pursuits. He also had a deep appreciation for nature, finding peace and tranquility in its beauty.

Robert's cherished memories will forever be treasured by his surviving family and friends. He leaves behind his loving wife, Kathryn Arnold Wetherington, who stood by his side throughout their journey together. His sons, Robert Glenn Wetherington Jr. (Gennia) and Jeremy Scott Wetherington (Jennifer), were a source of pride and joy in his life. Robert was also blessed with nine grandchildren Cameron, Latham, Lily Kathryn, Brian, Ashley, Tanner, Teagan, Gabriel, and Reagan who brought immense happiness to his heart. Additionally, his great-grandchildren Payton, Gemma, Everest, and Haven added an extra sparkle to his days.

Robert has four siblings that he dearly loved; Joan W. Miller (Milton) and Rhonda W. Stilley (Ronald) of Vanceboro; Michael Wetherington (Shirley) of New Bern, and Ronnie Wetherington (Pam) of Mount. Gilead. He was blessed through, his siblings, to have a close relationship with his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Also, those who had a great impact on his life were, Carol Sheppard of Washington and Hope Cuthrell of New Bern.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Gracie Alene Wetherington, and his father, William Ronald Wetherington. Their memories will forever live on in his heart.

A memorial service will be held to honor and celebrate Robert's life. The service will take place on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the First Free Will Baptist Church located at 901 N Bonner St, Washington, NC 27889. Visitation will be held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, followed by the service from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

During this difficult time, Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC is honored to serve the Wetherington family and provide support and comfort.


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Memorial Service

Sunday, October 29, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Free Will Baptist Church - Directions
901 N Bonner St
Washington, NC 27889
252-946-5934

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First Free Will Baptist Church - Directions
901 N Bonner St, Washington, NC 27889
  • Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • November 03, 2023
    Linda Spvey says:
    I am so sorry for all's lost,Robert was a great husband and Father and Friend.May God wraps his arms around all,and he was a great grandfather and love God with all his heart ❤️ Robert rest in peace

  • October 31, 2023
    Faye Bunch says:
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you all in the Loss of your Loved one

  • October 29, 2023
    Tony Lewis Sr. says:
    It was a terrible shock to hear about Robert's tragedy. I've known him since he was a young boy. By marriage, we had the same Aunt (Aunt Leona). Later years we started work for Texasgulf (PCS PHOSPHATE) where we became VERY GOOD FRIENDS!! When getting this news, I started passing it on to others. My comments were, if you ever knew Robert, he was an INSTANT FRIEND !! Attending the memorial service today, it was a great pleasure to hear so many people having the same opinion of him, which was no surprise at all !! THANK YOU ROBERT for being my friend!! Tony Lewis Sr.

  • October 29, 2023
    Whitney says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. You both meant so much to me and treated me like family. Praying for comfort and peace.

  • October 29, 2023
    Karl H Simons says:
    So sorry to hear about Robert. He was a pleasure to be around at work & a hard working, dedicated employee. Condolences & prayers to family. RIP!!

  • October 29, 2023
    Karl H Simons says:
    So sorry to hear about Robert. He was always a pleasure to be around at work & was a hard working, dedicated employee. Condolences & prayers to family. RIP!!

  • October 28, 2023
    Kim and Charlie DelForge says:
    Kathy, Glen, Jeremy, and family: Charlie and I have you in our prayers. Robert was an amazing man who we had the honor of knowing! He leaves behind an amazing legacy of all lives he touched. That legacy lives on in your family!

  • October 28, 2023
    MaryDawn Midgett Judy says:
    Kathy, Glenn, and Jeremy, my heart aches for you, but rejoices for Robert! I offer prayers for the repose of his soul, and for peaceful hearts for all those who grieve his leaving. He was one of those rare people who loved everybody and did his best to make their day brighter. Thank you for sharing him with us!

  • October 27, 2023
    Therese Guard says:
    Love and prayers to Kathy, Glenn, Jeremy and family. Cherish your wonderful memories as they will be with you forever. Those memories will help you deal with your pain. Robert was was a wonderful man that loved his family and loved people. He was always smiling and had a kind word for those he met. 🙏

  • October 27, 2023
    Jessica G says:
    Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll never forget the role you both played in helping me plan a wedding/find a dress in 2009.

  • October 27, 2023
    Marcia Harris says:
    Kathy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  • October 26, 2023
    Therese Guard says:
    Kathy, Glenn, Jeremy and family. Love and prayers to you all! Robert loved his family and loved life. What a gentle and caring man with a huge heart and bigger smile!Hold on to your memories!!

  • October 26, 2023
    A Friend from days gone by says:
    I was heartbroken to read this news Monday evening. After an already challenging day, this sent me into a totally unexpected tailspin. Glenn, Gennia, Kids; Jeremy, Jenn, Teagan, Tanner, and siblings you have my deepest condolences. Robert and I shared a special bond and one that had me oddly enough thinking I needed to call him and check in since out last chat was super quick going in opposite directions. I know his transition into our Saviors arms was quick and I pray so fervently painless. I look forward to our next meeting and can’t wait to see you restored to your full health and joy. Much love my dear friend. Always on my mind.

  • October 26, 2023
    Felecia Taylor says:
    Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

  • October 26, 2023
    Tommy and Barbara Boyd says:
    Kathy, Glenn, Jeremy and family: So sorry and sad to hear about Robert. He was such a kindhearted, cheerful and generous person who always had a smile on his face. He could always make you laugh! He was such a good man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Hold onto the loving and good memories. He will always be with you in your hearts. Love and prayers.

  • October 26, 2023
    Jonathan Van Essendelft(Johnny V) says:
    There are not enough ways to express how much Mr Robert will be missed. He has truly touched ALOT of people's hearts and he has Blessed mine as well. Prayers for all the family!

  • October 26, 2023
    Steve & Donna Woolard says:
    Prayers for peace and comfort to family and friends.

  • October 26, 2023
    Shirley Wetherington says:
    Robert, we're going to miss you more than you can know. With all my heart I believe we'll see you soon. With a broken 💔 heart... Shirley

  • October 26, 2023
    Dennis & Sharon W. Morris says:
    Kathy, Glenn and family, We are saddened to hear about your loved one. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18)/. Dennis & Sharon W. Morris

  • October 26, 2023
    Rosa Roach says:
    Kathy, Glenn, and Jeremy I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s love and your treasured memories bring you comfort, peace, and strength in the days ahead.

  • October 26, 2023
    Blessings, Joetta Adams 10/25/2023 says:
    My heart breaks for you Kathy. Condolences to your family. Hope all those grand kids and family will comfort you during this time. He was a fine man to so many. Keep those memories close to you heart. My husband of 45 yrs passed Oct 10, 2023. I kissed him and said “ I will See you later” And Jesus has promised that to us. Blessings to you and yours!

  • October 25, 2023
    Sandy Buck Dumpor says:
    Kathy, Glenn, Jeremy and family, I am so sorry to hear such sad news. Anyone that ever met Robert will always remember that big ole smile....I don't think I remember him any other way. My prayers go out to each of you.

  • October 25, 2023
    Sandy Buck Dumpor says:
    Kathy, Glenn, Jeremy and family, I am so sorry. Robert was always a kind and caring man. Anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him, can never forget that smile. May all your precious memories give you peace, strength and comfort.

  • October 25, 2023
    Tony Keyes says:
    My heart is saddened and heavy. We lost a true gift to this world. A real angel on earth. Always full of joy to give people a loving smile ,and a hug. He man a impact in my life at a early age . He showed me , that it was ok to tell your family that you love them. Also to show affection to them too. A real man in my book. I will always keep that in my heart. Thank you Mr. Robert for being such a great role model in my life. You where a true angel that walked the earth. Love you always.

  • October 25, 2023
    Linda Dixon Lewis says:
    Kathy, my heart breaks for you and your family. Johnnie and I always enjoyed and loved Robert. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts a n d in my prayers.

  • October 25, 2023
    Curtis & Vicki Potter says:
    Kathy and family so sorry for your loss. I was shocked in getting the news of Robert’s passing. He had a heart of gold and a good friend, was real comforting to me in my time of need , either just visiting or bringing hotdogs and ham biscuits. He will surely be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.

  • October 25, 2023
    Ricky and Trish Clayton says:
    Kathy, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  • October 25, 2023
    Lisa Whitford says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Robert Glenn's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with your families.

  • October 25, 2023
    Michael Wetherington says:
    As young brothers, Robert and I had our share of fights and disagreements, which I assume was typical. If our Dad had to intervene, he would often make us sit in the living room and forbid us to leave until we hugged each other. No one stood by to ensure that we hugged, but we always did. Heck! Who wants to waste a day sitting inside? I wish that I could give him a big hug now. Robert's health dealt him a heavy blow in the last few years and he wasn't quite the same, but he put his best foot forward in an effort to keep on "keepin on". His spirit took a hit, but it wasn't broken. Robert was a good brother throughout our lives and a good man. I will definitely miss him a lot.

  • October 25, 2023
    Bobbi Lancaster says:
    So sad to hear of Robert's death. I have great memories of him from high school days.

  • October 25, 2023
    Kay W Phillips says:
    Kathy, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and family in prayer. Love you, Kay W Phillips

  • October 25, 2023
    Perry, Lorrie and Jay Hardison says:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. May God's love and all your precious memories bring you comfort and strength in the days to come. RIP Mr. Robert ♥ 🙏

  • October 24, 2023
    Pamlico River Ferry employees says:
    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Robert’s passing. He often dropped by with a bag of Bill’s hotdogs for the crew. We always enjoyed seeing and talking with him. Prayers to the family.

  • October 24, 2023
    Cathy says:
    We just saw him at the grocery store a week ago. Such a sweet and caring man! We caught up on our children and grandchildren. Prayers to all his family! Cathy and David Fields

  • October 24, 2023
    Susan Cerny says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Robert's passing. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • October 24, 2023
    Frances says:
    I was blessed to know this wonderful man. Ride high Robert, I'm sure uncle was waiting with open arms to greet you!

  • October 24, 2023
    Carla Toomey says:
    Mr. Robert was such a kind man. He would bring milkshakes to all of us at the vet quite often. He was always so sweet and a pleasure to talk with. Ms. Kathy, Glenn, and family you will all be in my prayers. He will be missed. I know he's riding his motorcycle in heaven.

  • October 24, 2023
    Larry & Debbie Barnes says:
    Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time 🙏🏻

  • October 24, 2023
    Kenny & Arlene Jones says:
    Thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time. He was a wonderful person.

  • October 24, 2023
    Hollie Jones says:
    Mr. Robert Wetherington was one of the nicest people I've ever met. We used to chat on the phone when I worked at CMW and he worked at PCS. It was always such a joy to talk to him and he always made me laugh. I was lucky enough to see him in Walmart a couple weeks ago and catch up a little bit. I am so saddened to hear about this and I will keep all of the family in my thoughts and prayers. He will definitely be missed, and may He Rest in Peace.

  • October 24, 2023
    Kathy Henries says:
    Robert was a very nice man!! I only met Robert about four times in planning our daughter’s video taping of her wedding many years ago. Not only was he a professional at his work, he went out of his way to make sure we were completely satisfied. God bless his family.

  • October 24, 2023
    Kevin and Tracey Jarvis says:
    Ms. Kathy, Kevin and I were so sorry to hear of Mr. Robert's passing. I know your heart is broken. Prayers for comfort for you and your family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • October 24, 2023
    Jody Harbrige says:
    Thoughts and Prayers for all of the family. Cherish those memories of Mr. Robert.

  • October 24, 2023
    Janet Burgess says:
    Robert had a heart of gold and was so kind to everyone. I worked with him for years and when it came to his decision to retire he was hesitant. So glad he did because he had many good years to do what he wanted. His joy was getting on his beautiful bike and ride. He loved life and people ❤️. He will be missed by many! Prayers for Kathy and his Family.

  • October 24, 2023
    Barbara Cowan Khoury says:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I grew up with Robert, his brother and sisters. His family were well respected members of the community. This is a tragic loss.

  • October 24, 2023
    Crystal says:
    Prayers for you and your family

  • October 24, 2023
    Alice Waters says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. May God shower the family with the love, peace and comfort that only God can give. Robert was a wonderful man. I know he will be missed

  • October 23, 2023
    Deirdre Perry says:
    Prayers for the Wetherington family. Mr. Robert was a great man and loved by many. I will miss our talks about family, life, the old days, and anything he could think of to talk about. He loved people! He will be so greatly missed!

  • October 23, 2023
    Teagan says:
    I loved him and his very loved bike he passed on the thing he loved best his big bright red motorcycle I will never forget you _TEAGAN

  • October 23, 2023
    Liz Hill says:
    Kathy and family you are in our prayers. Everyone is going to miss him he was a very special man.

  • October 23, 2023
    Tawanna Warren says:
    Prayers and Thoughts are with you Kathy and family! Mr. Robert was a Great Man! May God's Grace comfort and hold you during this difficult time!

  • October 23, 2023
    Randy & Felicia Moore says:
    Robert was the most caring and thoughtful man. He welcomed us into this neighborhood with open arms. He loved and cherished his motorcycle. Ride high Robert until we meet again. 🙏🙏🙏 You will be missed 😞

  • October 23, 2023
    Janet & Tony Jackson says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He was such a kind and sweet soul. Prayers of peace and comfort to all of the family.

  • October 23, 2023
    Jeremy Scott Wetherington says:
    I sure am gonna miss you pop but I sure am glad I got 43 years with ya!! See ya in the next life, Love ya! Cheers!!

  • October 23, 2023
    Dennis and Kishia Wiggins says:
    We are sorry for your loss.

  • October 23, 2023
    Travis Sheppard says:
    I am very saddened by the loss of Mr. Robert. The world is a lesser place. Growing up he was always a joy to be around. Prayers to Mrs. Kathy and family. You will be missed!

  • October 23, 2023
    Travis Sheppard says:
    Growing up Mr. Robert was always fun to be around. Always smiled and wanted the best for people. I am sad he is no longer with us. Prayers to Mrs. Kathy and the family.

  • October 23, 2023
    Travis Sheppard says:
    Nothing but good things to say about Mr. Robert. Growing up he was always positive, helpful, and fun to be around! Prayers to Mrs. Kathy and the family.