Denvil Glassco “Plum” Plumley, 88, of Cross Lanes went home to be with his Lord on Oct. 11, 2011, at Hubbard Hospice House West after a four-month battle with illnesses.
Denvil was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Pear, Raleigh County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tyler Mountain, where he served as a trustee and worked hard in his church. His mission was visiting the sick and you could always count on him when in need.
He also worked for many years with Tyler Mountain/Cross Lanes Community Service, collecting and distributing food to those in need.
He retired from Union Carbide, South Charleston, in 1985 with 46 years of service as a heavy equipment operator. You could see him from long off, running the largest crane in the plant.
He and his wife were 50-year charter members of the Nitro Antique Car Club. This was the love of his life; he had many cars and was always gathering with the fellows to work on somebody’s. He took his family on lots of rides, picnics, camping and trips in those cars.
Denvil served in the CCC camps as a young man. He went straight into the Army as a sergeant. He served his country, building lots of things. One he talked about was working on the Boulder Dam in Colorado.
Denvil was a 52-year Master Mason of Nitro Lodge 170. He also was a 50-year 32nd degree Scottish Rite Shriner in the Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston.
Denvil was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Anna Summers Plumley; parents, Marion and Dora Kincaid Plumley; a brother, Olden; and a sister, Doleta “Tootsie.”
He is survived by his four children: daughter, Virginia Martin and husband, David; and sons, Freddie Plumley and Thomas Plumley and wife, Linda, all of Cross Lanes, and David Wayne Plumley and wife, Libby, of Poca. Also surviving are grandchildren, Annette Good and husband, Raymond, and David Martin and wife, Rebekah, all of Cross Lanes, Anna Church and husband, Wesley, of Morgantown and David Plumley II of Poca; stepgrandchild, Shannon Wallace of Sissonville; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Rachel, Matthew and Joseph Good and Zachary Martin; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Lillian O’Dell and Samantha Wallace.
Denvil was the oldest of 11 children and is survived by brothers, Clinton and wife, Goldie of Shady Spring, Mervel and wife, Ethel, of Piney View and Ernie of Shady Spring; sisters, Rosie Plumley of Shady Spring, Gerlene Richmond and husband, Ted, of Shady Spring, Maxine Adkins of Shady Spring, Dorothy Bennett of Pluto and Anna Pearl and husband, Darlie, of Shady Spring; special loved one, Homer Gale Patton and wife, Charlotte, of Shady Spring; and many nieces and nephews, whom he loved and cared about.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to those who have helped to care for their father and paw-paw, Cora and Larry Boylen and HospiceCare and Hubbard Hospice House West staffs. Along with the many doctors he had, we would like to give a special thank you to Dr. F. Scott Moore, Dr. Julie Haddy and Dr. Robert Dundervill.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the chapel of Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, with Pastor John Reed officiating. Interment with Masonic rites will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
You may express online condolences at tylermountainfuneralhome.com