Junior D. Mowery, 77, of Belleville and Parkersburg, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg.
He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Gilmer County; preceding him in death are his parents, Isaac Andrew and Hallie Christine Ford Mowery; and two brothers, Luther Mowery and Guy Mowery.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Emma Wherry Mowery, whom he married June 19, 1978; daughter, Melissa Joy Mowery of Parkersburg; grandson, Matthew Isaac Andrew Mowery of Shirley; sister, Virginia Lona James of Coolville, Ohio; three brothers, Jimmy Mowery of Coolville, Ohio, Douglas Mowery of Weston and Billy Curry of Marietta, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Floyd Yost of Mineral Wells and Robert Wherry of Parkersburg; and sister-in-law, Glenda Kay Lambert of Parkersburg.
Mr. Mowery had worked for the Parkersburg Sanitation Department for 14 years. As a young man he worked on farms in Lewis and Braxton counties, was a construction worker and had worked in the sanitation industry for more than 30 years. He attended the Baptist Church in Belleville.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Straight Fork United Methodist Church, Route 1 in Crawford. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor David Jessie officiating, and burial will be in Wimer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to your local American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association in memory of Junior D. Mowery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.