Lawrence Doyle Ends, 69, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, 2013, at the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center at Elkins, with his family at his side.
He was born Jan. 12, 1944, at Pifer Mountain, St. George, a son of the late Doyle Cleophas and Lalah Nan Jones Ends. On June 16, 1966, at Parsons, he was married to Catherine Elizabeth "Katie" Ends, who survives. They had celebrated 47 years of marriage.
Also surviving are one son, Jason Lawrence Ends and wife, Rhonda; and one daughter, Jennifer Ann Ends, all of Parsons; three brothers, Paul "Donnie" Ends and wife, Betty, of Pifer Mountain; Sherley Ends and wife, Jane, of Parsons; Scotty Ends and wife, Gloria, of Hagerstown, Md.; two sisters, Irene DeMoss and husband, Charles, of Ohio; Dottie Sponaugle and husband, Bryan, of Pifer Mountain; and one granddaughter, Sadie Elizabeth Ends.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1963. He was a carpenter working in Virginia and an employee for the former Carl Nestor Construction Co. He worked as a supply clerk for various coalmines and operated Kidwell's Auto Parts Store in Thomas. He worked for the former Wamsley's Construction. In 1985, he founded Ends Construction, later known as L.E. Construction Inc. At the time of his retirement, he was maintenance supervisor for the YMCA Camp Horseshoe. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed canning and reading the Daily Guidepost. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, of which he was a member of the choir and a member of the IOOF Lodge No.103 at Davis.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Philip Dent will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com