Diana Banana Pancakes

April 27, 2008

My grandpa’s obit

Filed under: Uncategorized — dianabananapancakes @ 2:02 am

Cleo ******* ****

Cleo ******* ****, 83, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord and received his heavenly reward. He served his country proudly and was a good neighbor, a wonderful brother, father, grandfather, stepfather and a loving and devoted husband. He was surrounded by his family at his home when he passed away at 12:04 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, following a long illness.

Born at Morganette on July 2, 1924, he was the son of the late Oscar P. **** and Ola Jones ****.

Mr. **** was a decorated veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Purple Heart and several other service medals.

Mr. **** was a retired coal miner and construction worker, and was a member of the UMWA.

Mr. **** was of the holiness faith and attended the Church of God Family Worship Center.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a lover of the outdoors. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 32.

Mr. **** was preceded in death by his stepmother, Virlie Redden ****; his first wife, Georgia Mae **** ****; two sons, Billy Joe **** and Joseph ****; two brothers, Clinton and Clayton ****, a sister, Mildred **** *****; stepbrothers, Houston ******, Russell ****** and Clayton ******; and a stepsister, Fannie *********.

Survivors include his wife, Betty **** Cadle Flippo ****; two sons, George **** and wife, Sande, of *********** and Ronald L. **** and wife, Denise, of *****; daughters, Diania ***** and husband, Clarence, of *******, Cleo ***** and husband, Mitchell, of *********, Della **** of NY, Rhoda ***** and husband, Johnny, of **** ****, DeeDee ***** and husband, John, of ***** and Katherine **** of ********; stepchildren, Larry ***** and wife, Lynn, of *********** , and Vonda ****** and husband, Mike, of ************; daughter-in-law, Norma **** of ******; a brother, Claude **** and wife, Ester, of ******; stepsisters, ****** of ********** and Litty ****** of ******; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and caregivers….

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at ********* Holiness Church

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the ****** VFW Post 3110 Honor Guard.

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