David ‘Dave’ Begg


David “Dave” Begg, 65, a resident of Valley Head, passed from this life Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins.

Dave was born Sunday, June 21, 1953, in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Stanley Begg and Marion Hines Begg.

On Oct. 5, 1985, in Pennsylvania, he married the former Karen Stauffer, who survives.

Also left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Kaitlyn Begg of Princeton and Sarah Begg of Valley Head; and two siblings, Josh Begg of Pennsylvania, and Barbara Begg of LaGrange, Georgia.

Dave graduated high school in Aliquippa and then graduated Davis & Elkins College with a bachelor’s degree. He was employed as the executive director of Challenged Athletes of West Virginia for 25 years. Dave considered his co-workers, volunteers and athletes to be his second family. Unbeknownst to Dave, one of his former athletes wrote a letter nominating Dave to carry the Olympic torch. In 2002, Dave proudly ran through Charleston carrying the Olympic torch. Dave was an avid outdoorsman and thoroughly enjoyed fishing, camping, kayaking and skiing. He was a single leg amputee and proudly taught his daughters to swim and ski. Dave was full of life!

Dave’s request for cremation will be honored. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home Monday, July 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Dave’s memory to Challenged Athletes of WV in care of Ann Greer, 3503 Hamilton Ct., Parkersburg, WV 26104. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for David “Dave” Begg. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.