Stanley Wyatt Tuning, 96, a resident of Elkins, departed this life late Monday evening, Oct. 28, 2013, in Nella's Inc. at Crystal Springs, Elkins.
He was born Saturday, March 31, 1917, at Pickens, a son of the late Oley Orval and Carrie G. Gregory Tuning.
He was twice married. First, to the former Opal Hinzman, who preceded him in death. Second, on Nov. 10, 1956, at Petersburg, he was married to the former Nellie T. Nelson, who preceded him in death June 20, 1998.
Surviving are three sons, Jack Tuning, of Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel D. Tuning and Clyde C. Tuning; four daughters, Fern Tuning Carter of Elkins, Janice "Jerry" Tuning Carter of East Dailey, Bonnie Tuning Hagan of Brunswick, Md., Wilma Tuning Skidmore of Elkins; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death were one son, Leon M. Tuning; three brothers, Marvin, Dallas and Preston Tuning; and two sisters, Levere Lamareaux and Dorothy McCarty.
He attended the schools of Pickens and worked as a supervisor for Allegheny Lumber Co. until his retirement. He was an avid squirrel hunter, fisherman, and baseball fan. He also enjoyed gardening and picking berries.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Friday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. On Friday, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home, a funeral service will be conducted. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Stanley Wyatt Tuning. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.