Dowden E. Shingleton


Dowden Edward “Poppy” Shingleton, 67, a resident of Peadiddle Road, Moatsville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in River Oaks Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 26, 1952, in Philippi, a son of the late Dowden Emmitt and Elsie Virginia (Matlick) Shingleton.

He was united in marriage, on Aug. 20, 1976, to Ellen Paulette (Tingler) Shingleton, who preceded him in death April 19, 2007.

Surviving is one daughter, Misty Bolton; one son, Brian Shingleton, both of Moatsville; two sisters, Connie Freeman and husband Joe of Moatsville and Bonnie Searls and husband Terry of Granger, Indiana; one brother, John Elden Shingleton and wife Darla of Moatsville; and two grandchildren, David Walter Bolton and Victoria Pearl Barr.

Mr. Shingleton was preceded in death one sister, Susan Jane Shingleton.

He worked as a foundry worker for Matthews Bronze. Mr. Shingleton served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Clarksburg and Valley of Wheeling, Aurora Lodge 43, RAM No 11 of Grafton and Knights of Templar No 12 of Grafton, and an avid farmer.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 220 N. Walnut St. in Philippi on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 – 8 .m. and on Monday from 8 – 11 a.m., the service time, with the Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Morris Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites being conducted as well as Military Honors.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.