Larry "Joe" Damron
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FORT GAY, WV: Larry "Joe" Damron, 74 of Fort Gay, WV. passed away in his loving wife's arms and his children by his side Saturday at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV.
He was born September 23, 1938 in Amherstdale, WV. to the late James Nibert and Mary Browning Damron. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters: Shirley Tyree and Sandra Wellman.
Joe was a Navy Veteran and served at the Naval Security Station in Washington, D.C. He retired from General Motors in 1994 with 35 years service as a machine repairman. He was a former member of the Taylor Town Community Church for over 20 years, and a member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church. He was the chairman of the Fort Gay High School Golf Tournament for 13 years.
Surviving is his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Jo Perry Damron of Fort Gay, WV; son, Larry Jeff and Dawn Damron of Lexington, KY; daughter, Johnna Leigh Damron-Downs and Steve of Fort Gay, WV; three grandchildren, Arin Damron, Zachary James Damron, and Katie Grace Damron all of Lexington, KY; brothers, John Nelson Damron of Granite City, IL., Nibert "Hawk" Damron II and Frances of Grove City, OH., and Thomas Earl Damron of Huntington, WV; Sister, Linda Faye Kelly and Aubrey of Satellite Beach, FL.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11am at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Tim Preston offficiating. Burial will follow in the Ratiliff Cemetery, Bromley Ridge, Fort Gay, WV. Visitation will be 6-9 Monday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flower, the family request donations be made to your choice; Fort Gay Baptist Church, Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, WV. or the Fort Gay High School Alumni Association.
Young Funeral Home of Louisa, KY is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the News Journal on May 6, 2013