David R. Oldaker

David Reed Oldaker, 82, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

He was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Okey and Buena Reed Oldaker.

On June 7, 1952, he married Rosalee V. Cogar, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, David L. Oldaker and wife, Robin, of Buckhannon; one daughter, Roberta L. Talbott and companion, Denny Fisher, of Buckhannon; three grandsons, Isaac Reed “Ike” Talbott and girlfriend, Carlene Chidester, and Quinten Reed Oldaker and wife, Darla, all of Buckhannon and Tyler Robert Oldaker and girlfriend, Allison Miller, of Morgantown; one granddaughter, SSG. Sally Ann Talbott and companion, John Herrera, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; two brothers, Bob Oldaker and wife, Betty, of Rock Cave and Tom Oldaker and wife, Angie, of Buckhannon; two sisters, Wanda Miller of Buckhannon and Karen Hinkle and husband, Gale, of West Milford; and a special niece, Karen Groves and husband, Mike, of Dade City, Fla.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Willard Miller.

Mr. Oldaker was a supervisor at Moore Business Forms and a lifelong member of Mt. Herman United Methodist in Buckhannon. David served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. The family would like to send a special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport for their excellent care and compassion.

Friends will be received Friday, July 18, from 5-9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack M. Bohman and the Rev. Calvin McCutcheon officiating. Burial will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon. The Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the graveside.

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