In loving memory of

Robert Michael Rye
August 22, 1989 - November 12, 2020

Robert Michael "Robbie" Rye, age 31, of Morgantown passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Morgantown.

He was born August 22, 1989 in Morgantown, a son of Shirley Renee (Tritchler) Toothman who survives him in Morgantown, and the late Walter Jackson Rye, Jr.

In addition to his mother, Robbie is survived by his son Bryson whom he cherished; a brother, Roger Rye; his maternal grandmother, Georgetta Tritchler; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will greatly miss him.

Robbie enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.

All services will be held privately for the immediate family at their request. There will be no public viewing or funeral service.

Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Westover / Morgantown is privileged to care for Robbie's family.

The family is requesting that contributions be made to the funeral home to defray the cost of Robbie's final arrangements. Donations may be made by visiting his obituary page on the funeral home's website at and clicking on the gold "Support Family" button, or by calling the funeral home directly at 304-292-9494.


Amanda L. Borror wrote on Nov 25, 2020:

"Wish I could of talked to u one last time man.. I\'m praying for the family , friends ,and ur pride and joy Son. Rest easy man love u n miss u dearly."

Amanda L. Borror wrote on Nov 25, 2020:

"Heaven definitely gained a angel , man u was definitely a go getter not in a bad way when u wanted something bad enough u went for it u never quit till u got it man. U always knew how to lift someone up when they was down. I know one day ur story will be told and told right no lies and it will save a life. I\'m so sorry that u left everyone here and sad but man I know ur watching over everyone and saying don\'t be sad for me I\'m right here, I\'m in a better place , I\'m not hurting anymore there is no pain to suffer from anymore nothing but peer happiness from this day forward for u up there I know u missed friends n family that has passed away in our lifetime that u r kicking it with now and prob laughing and carrying on. Man u r definitely missed and loved and will be forever ? u will always be in our hearts. Till we meet again bub fly high , love ya and miss u so much I\'ll see u again on the flip side man.. save me a spot up there bro I\'ll see u one-day again."

Miss Vicki wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Robbie was one of a kind to say the least. Ive never meet anyone quite like him, and probably never will again. He was a kind man wirh a kind hand unless he needed to be otherwise. I didn\'t get to meet him years ago like a lot of the rest of you, but in the short time I got ro spend with him were some of the best. That\'s why it is so hard to believe you are gone. You will be forever missed bit never forgotten. Love you Robbie. "

Miss Alexis wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"We?re laying you to rest tomorrow, it?s so hard to think that tonight is the last night that you?re going to be on this earth with us. I know your soul has already moved on, but we haven?t yet. I don?t think we ever will. Just know this.... know that your wishes were listened to, know that there were arguments and tears and anger.. but most of all love. All the emotions we?ve all felt this past week have been love love love love... love for you Robbie. We?re all going to remember your laugh, your quick way of jumping into any fight you believed in, your calmness you developed near the end... the calmness that made you question your own crazy ways... you reached so deep into your heart and soul, and I?m so sorry that sadness is what you found... but I know you found love as well.. the way you loved the people you were closest to was a love I?ve never felt from anyone else... don?t worry hun, you won?t ever be forgotten, it?s impossible... Fly on to Gangster City, brother. You will remain in our hearts until you greet us at the gates. PML ????"

Juinell Riivald wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"When I met Robbie, he was thirteen and in my teen group. He tried to write a joke on the board and it backfired on him. We became close and stayed in contact for the rest of his life I loved him very much. I am so sorry that his life was lost so young. I love you Robbie Juinell Riivald"

Your Friend wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"You?re so missed already, I hope youre at peace. I love you, I miss you, and I will carry you with me forever. PML ???"