Robert Edwin "Bud" Hager

Obituary of Robert Edwin "Bud" Hager

Robert Edwin "Bud" Hager was born November 14 1944 in Fairmont W and died peacefully in his home on Edgeway Drive on April 22nd. He was the son of the late C.E. Bud Hager and Maxine Hazel Watkins Hager. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Sharon Lee Hager, only son Robert "Chad" Hager, daughter in law Angela Hager and his three grandchildren Olivia Price and fiancé Conner Watts. Ethan Robert Hager, and Claira Maxine Hager. Brother and sister in law Sue and Dick Hawkinberry, his beloved nephew William Paul "Billy" Keefover and his late niece Shelby Keefover Williams. Bud graduated from Fairmont State College in 1968 with a degree in engineering and was a member of Theta Xi fraternity in 1968. Bud started at Mon Power in 1968 and worked there for 40 years retiring at age 62. In his younger days he loved to ride his Honda 750 and spend time at his hunting camp in Romney WV with his beloved friends Mike Oreskovich, Sonny Bashaw, Bill Satterfield and cousin Dwaine Watkins. He was an excellent bowler and was a State Doubles Champion with his lifelong friend Marshall Smith. As a dad Bud devoted his time to coaching Chad in little league and senior league baseball and FOP football. They also spent their time together hunting, fishing, cheering for the Steelers, and putting an award winning sound system in Chad's yellow CRX. Bud continued being an amazing pap to his grandkids. Some of his best times were spent with his grandkids and granddog Brier. He loved attending and cheering at all his grandchildren's sporting events. He especially enjoyed watching Ethan pitch a baseball and Claira shoot a basketball! After retirement Bud and his wife Sharon enjoyed spending time at their second home in Zephyr Hills Fl. The stories of the ways he touched so many lives are abundant and could go on and on but if you knew Bud's personality you know that if he knew how much this obituary was costing per line he'd roll over in his grave. So that is all. A private graveside service will be determined at a later date and in lieu of flowers a scholarship for students majoring in Engineering will be set up in Bud's name. Online condolences may be made to the family at