Denzil Foster Waugh, 94, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his home, under the care of People's Hospice.
He was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Foster H. and Edith Sines Waugh.
On May 7, 1938, he married Iva Morrison, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Linda Jane Vaught and husband, Larry, of Buckhannon; one son, Jerry Waugh and wife, Linda, of Buckhannon; four granddaughters, Carmen Griffith, of Coshocton, Ohio, Janna Vaught Adams and husband, Marc, of Buckhannon, Kimberley J. Waugh of New Albany, Ohio, and Cristy E. Waugh of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two grandsons, Samuel A. Vaught and Joseph E. Vaught and wife, Michelle, all of Buckhannon; one great-granddaughter, Carly Griffith of Coshocton, Ohio; 10 great-grandsons, Nathaniel Davis and Chase Griffith, both of Coshocton, Ohio, Dalton, Zachary and Spencer Vaught, Cade and Jamison Gambrazzio and Jaric Rich, all of Buckhannon and Owen Perry and Anderson Rice, both of New Albany, Ohio; one sister, Geraldine Bailey of Parkersburg; and a special caregiver, Marie Morgan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie Quinn, Lola Luzader and Celia Beachler; and four brothers, Oscar, Norman, Eugene and Herbert Waugh.
Mr. Waugh was an avid fisherman, hunter and farmer after his retirement from the West Virginia Division of Highways in 1979.
Denzil and Iva enjoyed 75 years of marriage and were an inspiration of steadfast commitment to many. They were regular visitors at the Upshur County Senior Citizen Center, where Denzil participated in the Senior Olympics for many years. He was a Christian by faith, a great example as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as a generous and helpful neighbor and friend.
Friends will be received Friday, Feb. 21, from 5-8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home with John Willbur, Curtis Bauske and Carlton Schooley officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.