Roscoe Willard Nestor

Roscoe Willard Nestor, age 92 years, a resident of Parsons, WV departed this life Tuesday evening, March 10, 2020 at Davis Medical Center at Elkins, WV.

He was born Monday, August 1, 1927 at Bull Run, St. George, WV, a son of the late Clarence Leslie Nestor and Ethel Friend Nestor Myers.  On January of 1946 at Oakland, MD, he was married to the former Virginia Mae Hovatter, who survives.  They had celebrated seventy-four years of marriage.

Also surviving are three daughters, Marilyn “Susie” Holler and husband Craig of Point Pleasant, WV, Becky Lynn Dean and husband Jesse of Buckhannon and Stephanie Jo Moats of Hambleton; daughter-in-law, Donna Valentine Nestor Murphy of SC; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by one son, Willard Junior Nestor; four brothers, Denver Nestor, Ralph Nestor, Brown Nestor and Carl Nestor; one half-brother, Lee Friend; three sisters, Mary Hershman, Colleen Sirkin and Anna Jones; and five half-sisters, Freda Cline Phillips, Bertha Nestor, Lessie Nestor, Nellie Lewis and Goldie Lipscomb.

He attended the schools of Tucker County, and at the age of thirteen, he moved to Baltimore, MD to work in an airplane factory, riveting the wings on the jets, during World War II.  He owned and operated, along with his wife, the Roscoe Nestor sawmill and housing construction. He worked in the coal mines, was a timberman and his passion was farming.    He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Parsons, WV.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved his garden.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday from 4 to  7 p.m..  Final rites were conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11 a.m..   The Rev. William R. Brown officiated and interment followed at the Nestor Cemetery at Bull Run, St. George, WV.  The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Roscoe Willard Nestor.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.

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