Vernon Monroe Cathell, Sr., age 79, of RR 4, Pruntytown community, Grafton, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born October 24, 1933, at Meadland, Taylor County, WV, a son of the late Harry Edwin Cathell and Elizabeth (Moore) Cathell. His wife of 57 years, June Clare (Efaw) Cathell, survives, they were united in marriage August 9, 1955.
Mr. Cathell was a 1951 graduate of Grafton High School, and a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Equitable Gas Company with over 30 years service, where he worked as a Transmission Station Operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and carpentry work. He also enjoyed bowling and bowled on a league. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a Baptist by faith.
In addition to his wife he is survived by: two sons, Vernon Monroe Cathell, Jr. and wife Jane, and Danny Allen Cathell and wife Brenda; four grandchildren, Mika Thompson, Andrew Thompson and wife Amber, Victoria (Cathell) Wagner and husband Dana, Jessica (Cathell) Sinclair and husband Justin; two great-grandchildren, Emmalynn and Grayson Wagner.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: one daughter, Starla June (Cathell) Thompson; three brothers, Edwin, Stewart, and Dorsey Cathell; one sister, Mary (Cathell) Goodwin.
Mr. Cathell will be cremated, and services will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to the Cathell family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com
The Cathell family would like to thank his caregivers: Heather, Lucy, Stephanie, Lorna, Nicole, Starr, Pam, Robin, Ruby, Marie, and Delores. Your kindness and considerate care is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Care Corporation of Taylor County, 7 Harman Center, Suite 203, Grafton, WV 26354.