Junior Lee Golden, 70, formerly of Morgantown, passed away May 27, 2013, at his home in Mt. Liberty.
Junior was born Sept. 20, 1942, at Philippi, the son of the late Lewie and Luvada Foster Golden of Union.
He owned and operated coal mines for 40 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a deacon of Union Church of Christ. He enjoyed traveling to Florida for the winter and camping. He especially enjoyed time with his family.
He is survived by his lovely wife of 50 years, Dorothy Booth Golden; his daughter and son-in-law, Joyce (Golden) and Jimmy Gandy; son, Gregory Golden, all of Morgantown; and daughter, Cheri (Golden) Reed of Elkins.
Also grandchildren, Trent and wife, Misty Speicher, Joshua and wife, Blair Speicher, Christopher Golden, NeCole and husband, Steven Gauntt, all of Marion County, Garrett and Hunter Golden of Morgantown, Megan Lewis and Cory Reed of Elkins; his siblings, Gary and wife, Janet Golden, Gert and husband, Bob McDonald, Mike and wife, Cheryl Golden, all of Philippi and Dot Lou Golden of Harrisburg, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewie and Luvada Golden; and two sisters and four brothers.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. He will be moved Thursday, May 30, to Union Church of Christ to lie in state from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. with Evangelist Vernon Teagarden officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Liberty Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.