Junior Cordell Shreves, 84, of Beverly, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center following an extended illness.
He was born Sunday, July 8, 1928, in Mill Creek, a son of the late Fred and Bessie Ann Vanpelt Shreves.
On Dec. 24, 1954, in Elkins, he was married to the former Nellie Blanche Bright, who survives. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage.
Also surviving are three daughters, Marlene Landis of Beverly, Charlene Landis and husband, Robert, of Beverly, and Debbie Blake and husband, Donald, of Junior; six grandchildren, Michelle Hammonds, Melissa Smith, Brian Blake, Derrick Blake, Donnie Blake and Darin Blake; and eight great grandchildren, Trevor and Devon Hammonds, Kaila Channell, Kyleigh Smith, Destiney and Jarrett Blake, and Brianna and Cordell Blake. He was also survived by two special lifelong friends, Charlie Landis and Leonard Crites; family friend, Glenda Blake; caregiver Lisa Howell; and two sisters, Leona Winans and Frances Mosser.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were three brothers, Harold, Wilbur and Russell Shreves; and one sister, Lucille Jordan.
Mr. Shreves attended the schools of Randolph County. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and worked in the lumber industry from age 13 through retirement at the age of 68. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, gardening and spending time with his family.
Visitation will be held at The Randolph Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Pastor Jon Tanner will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens, where members of the HW Daniels Post 29, American Legion, the Tygart Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the West Virginia Honor Guard will conduct full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Junior's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Junior Cordell Shreves.
Send online condolences to the family at, www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.