Richard Leroy Spitznogle, 59, owner of the Alpine Lodge/Sawmill Restaurant in Davis, died after a short battle with cancer on March 1, 2014, at his cottage in the motel complex.
He was born on Feb. 19 1955, in Morgantown, a son of the late Donald Rex and Phoebe Ann Burns Spitznogle.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Ann Holte Spitznogle; one son, Richard Paul (Kellie) Spitznogle of Davis; two brothers, Darrell (Judy) Spitznogle of Morgantown and Donnie (JoAnn) Spitznogle of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Barbara (Mitch) Stone, of Morgantown; four grandchildren, Brittany (Joe) Watts, Richard, Denise and Cody Spitznogle; and four great-grandchildren, Lexi, CJ, Layla and Jameson.
Richard worked previously at Milby Company, a plumbing and heating firm, in Elkridge, Md., for the past 12 years.
He enjoyed playing the guitar and rock and roll music, especially the oldies. He loved being in the presence of small children. He was also a purveyor of junk.
At the request of the deceased, his remains will be cremated.
A private memorial service will be held at the Sawmill Restaurant in Davis on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington WV. 26250.
Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.hinklefuneralhome.com.