Roger Lee George, 78, of Harrisville, WV, departed this life on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the WV Veterans Nursing Home in Clarksburg, WV, following an extended battle with COPD.
Roger was born December 15, 1942 in the Elk Lick Community of Doddridge County, WV, a son of the late John B. and Orpha (Ferrebee) Iams. During his working career, Roger served as a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, and a well tender. He worked for various excavation companies with Halls LLC of Ellenboro, WV being the most recent. He serviced wells in WV and OH for BB&K Oil.
Roger was a proud veteran of the United States Army where he was a heavy vehicle/equipment operator and truck driver. He was a member of the Elks and Moose Lodges, the VFW, and American Legion. He loved hunting, fishing, and being outdoors and also loved NASCAR. Most of all Roger enjoyed being around people and hoping to make those people smile and most importantly bragging about his sons and grandchildren.
He is survived by his two sons, Daniel George (Traci) of Middletown, MD and Donnie George (Laurie) of Harrisville, WV; his grandchildren, Ashley, Hayden, Brittney, Haley, Hyatt, Kayla, Madelyn, Nathaniel, and Morgan George; great grandson, Noah George, along with sisters, Joy Mitchell (Jim) of Harrisville, WV and Karen Morris of AL, and brother, Tony Tanzey (Peggy) of Grand Prairie,TX.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jennifer George; brother, Roland Tanzey; sister, Velma Osborne, and step father, Dale Iams.
The family also wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff of both the VA Hospital and VA Nursing Home of Clarksburg, WV for their wonderful care of Roger.
In accordance with Roger’s wishes, he will be cremated and laid to rest in the Chevauxdefrise Cemetery near Harrisville, WV. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Raiguel Funeral Home in Harrisville is assisting the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the WV Veterans Nursing Home, One Freedom Way, Clarksburg, WV, 26301, in memory of Roger George.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com