Mr. Edward G. "Ed" Gum, 92, a resident of Norton, where he made his home with his daughter, Beverly L. Phillips, for the past seven years, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, in the emergency department of Davis Medical
He was born April 26, 1922, at Elkins, a son of the late Clyde and Carole Phillips Gum.
On July 27, 1946, at Elkins, he was married to Isabelle Gray Snodgrass Gum, who preceded him in death Aug. 29, 1993.
He is survived by one son, Edward G. "Speed" Gum Jr. of Elkins; and two daughters, Beverly L. Phillips of Norton and Melissa D. Gum of Bruceton Mills. One stepson, William R. Snodgrass of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren along with one great-grandchild, expected this year, also
Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Dellus, Gerald and Leon Gum; and two sisters, Yvonne Lloyd and Lois "Tootie" Hill.
Ed was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II, and had retired from the West Virginia Department of Transportation where he worked as a mechanic. He was a member of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a Protestant by faith.
Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Cannon officiating. Interment will follow in American Legion's Little Arlington Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by members of the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Program, H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Randolph County Humane Society, P.O. Box 785, Elkins, WV 26241, in memory of Mr. Gum. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Edward G. "Ed" Gum. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.