Fred Leroy Loughry, 65, passed from this life, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown. He had been in his usual health and death was due to an unexpected illness.
Fred was born on Thursday, Jan. 16, 1947, in Tucker County, a son of the late Elmer and Nellie Wiles Loughry of Licking Creek.
On Aug. 16, 1972, in Oakland, Md., he married the former Iris Jean Simmons, who survives. They enjoyed 40 years of marriage.
Fred is survived by his two daughters, Brenda J. Arnold and husband, Leonard, and Sharon K. Moats and husband, William; two sons, Randy A. Carr and wife, Tammy, and Stephen D. Carr and wife, Trina, all of Parsons; five grandchildren, Todd Arnold and wife, Tara, Julie Lewis and husband, Chris, Travis and Scott Moats, and Melissa Carr; one brother, Claude Loughry and wife, Catherine, of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Ruth Weaver and husband, Jerry, of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Aaron David and Raymond Loughry.
Fred graduated Parsons High School in 1964. He was an Army veteran with Korean Conflict. Fred was a Methodist by faith and attended the Macedonia United Methodist Church. He worked for Alpha Cement, Hinchcliff Lumber for 23 1/2 years and the Department of Highways for 20 years He is a member of the Pythagoras Masonic Lodge 128 A.F. & A.M. of Parsons.
Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was an auctioneer and collected antiques, especially clocks and model trains.
Visitation will be held at Summerfield Funeral Home at 225 Walnut Street, Parsons, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Robert Leard will officiate. Interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery, where HW Daniels Post 29, American Legion, the Tygart Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the WV Honor Guard will conduct full military honors and Pythagoras Lodge 128 A.F.&A.M will conduct Masonic rites.
Summerfield Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Fred Leroy Loughry. Send online condolences to the family at www.summerfieldfuneralhome.com.