Darl Robert Laulis, 80, of Grafton, went to be with his Lord and Savior at Grafton City Hospital, on Monday, December 10, 2018, with his family by his side.
He was born June 20, 1938, in Clemtown, son of the late John T and Cordie G Moss Laulis.
Darl graduated Grafton High School, Class of 1957, and served our country in the United States Army, where he was Sergeant. He worked for CSX Railroad as a Carman for over twenty years. Darl was an avid hunter and enjoyed woodworking. The craftsmanship lead to the many guns he made over the years. He was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church, Grafton Masonic Lodge # 15 AF & AM where he was Royal Arch Mason and Knights of Templar. His hobbies included bowling, trap and skeet shooting. Was a life member of the WV. Sportsman and Fire Arms.
He is survived by his wife of over fifty two years, Frances Colebank Laulis whom he married on May 21, 1966; two children, Christy Conway and Raymond, Florence, SC, Kerry Fancher and Todd, Rachel, WV; seven grandchildren, Alex Henderson, Robert Henderson, Brody Conway, Trent Fancher and Andrea, Trevor Fancher and Sarah, Emily Fancher and Adah Fancher; one great granddaughter, Sophia; sister-in-laws, Betty Laulis, Grafton, Sharon Laulis, Grafton, and Diana Colebank, Fairmont; seven nieces and nephews, Mark Laulis, John Laulis, Lisa Lowe, Robin Ketterman, John D Laulis, Mary Frances Arabian, and Michael Colebank.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ward Laulis and twin brother, Dale Laulis.
Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., on Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 2:00-8:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. David Bess and Rev David Weaver officiating.
Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Azar, Dr. Vaibhav Verma and Amedisys Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Darl’s memory to the Taylor County Humane Society PO Box 4045, Grafton, WV, 26354 or Amedisys Hospice, 67 Casino Drive, Anmoore, WV 26323.
Online condolences can be sent to the Laulis family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.
Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Laulis family.