Virgil Spore

Virgil J. “Bud” Spore, 79, of Buckhannon, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon.

He was born June 5, 1934, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Virgil Lee and Ora Wilmoth Spore.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Faye Cobb Jenkins Spore; two brothers, Robert and Raymond Spore; and three sisters, Reda Lowther, Mabel Lough and Annabell Lipps.

He is survived by four stepsons, Gary Jenkins and wife, Sally, of Clearwater, Fla., the Rev. George Jenkins and wife, Janice, Spencer Jenkins and Phillip Jenkins and wife, Amberle, all of Buckhannon; one stepdaughter, Sherry Bailey and husband, James, of Newton Falls, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; twin sister, Virgie Landers of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

“Bud” was a member of Hackers Creek Fellowship Church and Gospel Barn Assembly in Barbour County. He was a charter member of Warren District Volunteer Fire Department and a former Upshur County constable. He worked for K & M Mobile Homes, Kittle Construction and Scott Coal. Everyone knew him as the candy man. He also loved church, gardening and his grandchildren.

Friends will be received Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Wease L. Day and Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Church Cemetery in Hodgesville.

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