David Eugene Gidley Sr.


David Eugene Gidley Sr., 68, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2020, at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins. He had been in declining health for the past few months.

He was born Monday, Nov. 10, 1952, at Kingwood, a son of the late Eugene David Gidley and Geraldine Graham Gidley.

He is preceded in death by his longtime companion, Shelbia Jean Dixon.

Surviving are three sons, David E. Gidley II and companion, Kerry Simpson, and Christopher B. Gidley, all of Parsons, and Donnie D. Dixon II and wife, Laura, of Pickerington, Ohio; one daughter, Melissa A. Sanders and husband, Dewey, of Eustis, Florida; one brother, Douglas Leon Gidley of Albright; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two nieces.

He was a graduate of Kingwood High School with the class of 1970 and he was a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in the radiology technology program. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former employee of Preston Memorial Hospital, NIOSH and retired from the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. He enjoyed country and gospel music, singing, attending auctions, going to bingo with Shelbia and he loved his dog.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Susie Metzner will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, the Tygart Valley post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War and the Tucker County Veterans Association. will conduct full military honors. As we continue to follow the CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for David Eugene Gidley Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.