Denver Caynor

Denver Caynor, 90, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon.

He was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Ellamore, a son of the late Harley and Jeannette Dawson Caynor.

On Aug. 7, 1948, he married Betty L. Sipe, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Dennie Caynor and wife, Margie, of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Theron Caynor and Nicholas Caynor and wife, Michelle, all of Buckhannon; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Owen, Savannah, Annabelle and Sarah; one brother, Dave Caynor and wife, Bonnie, of Buckhannon; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Travis and Nathaniel Caynor; three sisters, Erma Caynor, Elda Wilt and June Riggleman; and one brother, Thirl Caynor.

Mr. Caynor served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II; he received the Asia Pacific Theatre Medal, two Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was the leader of the Sleepy Hollow Ramblers and played with them for more than 60 years. He had been employed by Gaston Grocery, Dawson Furniture, West Virginia Wesleyan College athletic department, was part owner of Caynor Furniture and retired from Buckhannon Housing Authority.

Friends will be received Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Run Baptist Cemetery at


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