Vernon E. Haller, 94, of the Tacy community, Route 2, Philippi died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Good Samaritan Center at Belington, following an extended illness.
He was born March 28, 1918, at Nestorville, a son of the late Blaine and Lottie Stemple Haller.
His wife of 70 years, whom he married on April 4, 1942, Dorothy Lee Hershman Haller, survives.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Lee Miller and Norma Gay Shaw; and one brother Charles "Jimmy" Haller.
Mr. Haller served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a small arms weapons mechanic sergeant. His duties were in Casablanca, Tunisa, Naples and Rome. He retired from Stewartsville Construction Co. near Baltimore, Md., where he and his wife resided 52 years prior to their return to West Virginia. He enjoyed playing golf, gardening, ginsenging, hunting and listening to country music. He was Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Friday, Oct. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., the service hour with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Crossroads Cemetery at Tacy with military honors being accorded.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.