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Melvin "Gene" Cogar

July 8, 1931 ~ April 16, 2018 (age 86)
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Melvin Eugene "Gene" Cogar 86, of Arthurdale entered into eternal rest on Monday April 16, 2018 from the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born July 8, 1931 in Sutton, the eldest son of the late Buster and Vera (Simmons) Cogar. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in Korea. He worked 46 years as a crane operator with the IUOE Local #132 in Clarksburg. He belonged to Preston Lodge #90 AF&AM; Monongalia Lodge #10 IOOF; and Masontown VFW Post #1589. He was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Paul Eugene Cogar (Linda) of Sutton; and Seth Ashley Cogar (Vickie) of Arthurdale; one daughter, Anita Elizabeth Hornor (John) of Clarksburg; three brothers, Porter, Danny, and Joe; three sisters, Betty, Sandra, and Mary; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Eillen in 1986; second wife Mary in 2011; daughter, Melva Sankbeil; four brothers: John Dale, Jim, Kenneth “Tink”, and Gary.

On May 19th, at 11:00am a Masonic Graveside Service will be observed at Arthurdale Cemetery and a Celebration of Life Luncheon to follow at the Reedsville United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Reedsville UMC, P.O.Box 403, Reedsville, WV, 26547.

Morgan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cogar family.

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