Funeral Home Director and Embalmer Mr. Garnett Perry Regester, 86, a resident of Route 1, the Water Camp community near Belington, departed this life Monday, May 27, 2013, at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1927, at Hall, in Upshur County, a son of the late Henry David Regester and Annie Suder Regester.
On Dec. 18, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Adeline Francis Ricottilli, who resides at their home in the Water Camp community.
He is survived by one son, Timothy Regester and wife, Tammy, of Moorefield; three daughters, Carolyn Bainbridge and husband, Danny, of Fairmont, Norma Everson and husband, Dave, of Belington and Pamela Hamilton and husband, Delane, of Grafton; two daughters-in-laws Judy Neff of Woodstock, Va., and Nancy Lewis of Moorefield; one brother, Garry Regester of Buckhannon; and one sister, Tina Lanham of Hagerstown, Md. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by twin sons, Larry and Jerry Regester; one sister, Mary Ellen Carr; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Regester attended the schools of Barbour County and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the World War II era. He was owner and operator of G.P. Regester Rustic Fencing of Moorefield from which he retired in 2005 and moved back home to Belington. Garnett was a member of the Farm Bureau Association, a member of Belington Church of Christ and a former member of the Moorefield Church of Christ.
Friends were received from Talbott Funeral Home in Belington Tuesday and will be received today from 8 to 11 a.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Steve Snider and Evangelist Michael Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Regester Cemetery at the Water Camp community near Belington.
The family asks, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be sent for the Gabbi Cook Fund for Liver Cancer Research in care of the Belington Church of Christ, P.O. Box 444 Belington, WV 26250. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Garnett Perry Regester. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.