Mr. Edgar Norman Henry I, 92, a resident of Dunbar, and more recently a resident of the West Virginia Veteran's Nursing Facility at Clarksburg, departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in the nursing facility following a period of declining health.
He was born May 31, 1920, at Morgantown, a son of the late Moses Joseph and Edna Hannah Horner Henry.
On Feb. 28, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Colleen Annette Riggs, who preceded him in death on April 13, 2010.
Mr. Henry is survived by two daughters, Annette "Andy" Suder and husband, Stoney, of Belington and Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Mitchell and husband, Scottie, of Cary, N.C.; and two sons, Edgar Norman Henry II of St. Albans and Charles Robert Henry and wife, Sandra, of Charleston, S.C. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann Henry; and one brother and one sister.
Mr. Henry graduated from Dunbar High School with the class of 1938, and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in chemical engineering in 1955. He served in the United States Army during World War II, was a prisoner of war for 27 months in Germany and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. Edgar retired as the director of the Water Development Authority for the State of West Virginia in Charleston. He was member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Dunbar, Barbwire POW Chapter in Fairmont, American Legion, Musician's Union of Charleston and Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission where he served as president for a long period of time.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, from Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St. in Belington. A graveside service will be conducted from Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston Sunday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jody Pistore officiating. Interment will follow. Full military rites will be accorded by West Virginia National Guard.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given in his memory to West Virginia Veteran's Nursing Facility, One Freedoms Way, Clarksburg, WV 26301. Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Edgar Norman Henry I. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com