Willard O. Zirkle 1920-2002 Obituary

Willard O. Zirkle 1920-2002 Obituary

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Willard Oral Zirkle, 82, a resident of Route 3, Shooks Run, Philippi, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

He was born May 17, 1920, in Barbour County, a son of the late Vertis and Clara McDaniel Zirkle.

He was united in marriage on Dec. 26, 1946, to the former Alice Virginia Howdershelt, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Susan Zirkle, Elkins, and Mary and husband, Robert Wolfe, Philippi; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ronald R. and wife, Bonnie Zirkle, Myrtle Beach, S.C., W. Dale and wife, Lora Zirkle, Fairmont, Jim and wife, Clarice Zirkle, Belington, and Danny Zirkle, Philippi; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.

He worked several years at Galloway Coal Co. and Compass Coal Co. and retired from Sardis Coal Co.

He was also a farmer. He was a member of United Mine Workers, District 31, Local 4172 and was a Protestant by faith.

Friends are being received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, until 1 p.m. Thursday, the service hour. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David E. Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Barbour Memorial Cemetery.

Willard O. Zirkle 1920-2002 Obituary

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