POMEROY — Opha William Offutt, 86, went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2014 at his home in Pomeroy, Ohio. Opha was born on September 22, 1927, in Minora, West Virginia, to Carl Jennings Offutt and Mary Elizabeth Jarvis Offutt.
Opha was a member of the Trinity Church and a World War II Army Corps of Engineers veteran who served in eastern Europe. He was a Foot Mineral/Vanadium Steel retiree. Opha loved to fish and restore John Deere tractors. He spent endless hours on his John Deere tractors manicuring his lawn and enjoying the sunshine.
Opha is survived by his wife, Marjorie Jeannine Offutt; daughter, Opal Marie Grueser; son, Carl Thomas Offutt; step-son, Michael Bruce Jago; grandchildren, Steven Thomas Offutt and Leanne Marie Offutt; step-grandchildren, Michael Bruce Jago Jr. and Lindsey Chrystal Jago; and three great-grandchildren.
Opha was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed.
Opha was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruth Weber Offutt; and sister, Opal Virginia Morris.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with Pastor Tom Johnson officiating. Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home, where the Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 will conduct a memorial service at 7:45 p.m. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.