Donald Beery

Donald Beery, 88, of French Creek, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born Feb. 23, 1925, in French Creek, a son of the late Leonard S. and Winnfred Ward Beery.

On May 24, 1948, he married Lois Crites who survives. Also surviving are one son, Doug Beery and wife, Carol, of Carlisle, Pa.; one granddaughter Angela Niswonger and husband, Bob, of Carlisle; one great-granddaughter, Makenna Niswonger of Carlisle; and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Camile Miller.

Mr. Beery served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II. He was a Protestant by faith, the owner of Pioneer Campgrounds, a lifelong member of the North American Hunting Club and a member of the American Legion Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7.

Friends will be received Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to noon with a memorial service to follow with the Rev. Conrad Tenney officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.