Frederick Eugene ‘Gene’ Stump


Frederick Eugene “Gene” Stump, 89, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Chapel, a son of the late Telford and Manoka Greenleaf Stump.

On Nov. 14, 1953, he married Mary Ann Casella, who survives of Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two sons, Anthony “Tony” Stump and wife, Martha, of Marietta, Ohio, and David Stump and wife, Rachel, of Ellamore; one daughter, Deborah Stump of New Orleans, La.; five grandsons, Andrew Stump of Marietta, Joshua Stump and wife, Amberly, of Buckhannon, Nicholas Stump and wife, Jenna, of Morgantown, Patrick and Cameron Stump, both of Marietta; one granddaughter, Nina Stump of Morgantown; four great-grandsons, Kenton, Felix and Gannon Stump all of Buckhannon and Jacob Stump of Morgantown; one brother, Greg Stump and wife, Fay, of Hedgesville; two sisters, Joyce Gregory and Patricia Hall, both of Buckhannon; a daughter-in-law, Gail Stump of Braxton County; step grandchildren, Mark and Natasha; 13 nieces and nephews, Teddy, Jim, Jenni, Rob, Kara Jo, Teddy, Nicole, Greg, Tony David, Christopher, Bill and Matt; brother-in-law, Peter J. Casella and wife, Twila, of Buckhannon; and sister-in-law, Paula Burnett and husband, Tom, of Indiana, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Alan Stump and Thomas Michael Stump; two brothers, Robert Michael Stump and Ted Stump; step grandson, Patrick; and a daughter-in-law, Charlene Stump.

Mr. Stump served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was the vice president of the Breckenridge Corporation in charge of field operations. He was a lifetime member of the Elks, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 598 and the V.F.W.

He was also a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The family welcomes you to help them celebrate Gene’s life virtually by visiting and sharing your memories on their celebration of life Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Celebrating-Remembering-Gene-Stump-104067024985109.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, 663 13th Street, Ste 100, Oakland CA 94612 or the Upshur-Lewis Animal Shelter, in celebration of his dogs and cat Baxter, Stumpy and Shadow 318 Mud Lick Road Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.