Arthur B. Gobeli, 87, of Helvetia, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at his home.
He was born April 23, 1925, in Helvetia, a son of the late John and Clara Koerner Gobeli.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death on Feb. 11, 2001, by his wife, Helen Rose Hosaflook Gobeli, whom he married Nov. 6, 1948; and also, son, William Roger Gobeli; an adopted son, Junior Gobeli; and an adopted daughter, Francis Shields.
Arthur is survived by his son, Benjamine A. Gobeli of Philippi; grandchildren, Christopher Adam Gobeli of Sylvia, N.C., and Pamela Christina Bailey of Salem; three great-grandchildren, Linzy Brooke Stuart, Alexis Rose Stuart and Bristol Marie Bailey; stepgreat-grandson, Eli Bailey; and two brothers, Johnnie Gobeli and Donald Gobeli both of Baltimore, Md.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. During World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, he was stationed in the Philippines and Japan. After returning from the war, he was a farmer, in the logging and lumber business and with his son, Bill, made rustic fences for years.
Arthur had worker for 23 years for Carter Roag Coal Co. and retired in 1991 as a plant operator.
The family will have a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon, with graveside services following in Upshur County Memorial Park in Tennerton.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.