Darl Franklin Pine, 77, a resident of Parsons, and a former two-term Sheriff of Tucker County, departed this life early Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014, at his home.
He was born Thursday, May 7, 1936, at Parsons, a son of the late Norman Asbury and Dove Florney Lufflin Pine.
On Aug. 22, 1958, at Parsons, he was married to the former Katherine Louise Poling, who survives. They had celebrated 55 years of
Also surviving are two sons, Dennis James Pine and wife, Patty, of Belington and Darrel Allen Pine and wife, Maricca, of Mabie; one daughter, Darlene Louise Lambert and husband, Thomas, of Elkins; one sister, Margaret Alice Arnold of Cortland Acres, Thomas; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Ashley, Jonathan, Travis, David, Kevin, Jessica, Josh and Lacy; and three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Kaylin and Aiden.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Marvin James Pine and Clifford "Tip" Pine.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was an employee of the former Parsons Handle Factory, the Division of Highways for the State of West Virginia, the former Parsons Woolen Mill, where he was supervisor until its closing; he was an employee of the former Lambert Chevrolet-Suzuki. He was the owner and operator of Parsons Indian Sales and Repairs. He was a two-term Sheriff of Tucker County from 1977 through 1984. He served as former chief of police of Parsons, and he retired after eight years of service from the West Virginia Children's Home. He was a member of the Gideons, First United Methodist Church of Parsons and a member of the Parsons Volunteer Fire Department. He was a volunteer with the Grandparent Program of Tucker County and a volunteer reserve deputy of Parsons, where he escorted funerals for Lohr & Barb Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. On Friday morning, May 9, Mr. Pine will be moved to First United Methodist Church of Parsons, where friends may call from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Jeff Anderson will officiate, and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Darl Franklin Pine. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.